Herbst Appliance

herbstThe Herbst appliance gradually grows the lower jaw down and forward but allows opening and closing movement to occur easily.

At first, your mouth will feel unusually full, and speaking will be awkward. But if you practice reading aloud, your ordinary speech will return quickly. You may also notice more saliva than normal, but this will decrease as you become accustomed to the appliance. Patients will not have any problems learning to chew their food with their lower jaw in this new position. As with all kinds of braces, patients with Herbst appliances need to be careful about what they eat.

Your Herbst appliance will be checked and adjusted at your appointments. If, sometimes between appointments, you develop some sore areas on the inside of your cheeks, please do not try to adjust the appliance yourself. Call for an appointment so that the necessary adjustments can be made.

Wilson Orthodontics

  • Selinsgrove Office - 1372 N. Susquehanna Trl., Suite 140, Selinsgrove, PA 17870 Phone: 570-743-8119
  • Lewisburg Office - 2470 Old Turnpike Rd. Suite 5, Lewisburg, PA 17837 Phone: 570-524-3255

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