Herbst Appliance

This device helps improve your bite – the way your upper and lower jaws fit together. It corrects horizontal jaw problems by painlessly growing your lower jaw forward while holding the upper jaw back. In addition, it can help widen the jaws when needed.

Used instead of embarrassing, uncomfortable headgear, the Herbst is a custom-made appliance cemented in place. Appropriate for younger patients only, the appliance can eliminate the need for extracting permanent teeth and/or the need for surgical corrections.