Herbst Appliance

Herbst Appliance

    Aside from the obvious benefits of orthodontic treatment, like increased confidence and ease of hygiene, another benefit is not so obvious: improved jaw function. If your child has an overbite, simple treatment with braces will not correct the problem.  The Herbst Appliance, used in conjunction with braces, is used to help the lower jaw develop in a forward direction. This aids in attaining a healthy ideal bite.  If left untreated, an improper bite may threaten the long-term health of your child's teeth, gums, and jaw.


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