What is the Forsus spring?
A special spring appliance has been installed onto your braces as part of an overall treatment plan prescribed by Dr. Hodges. The Forsus appliance is specifically designed to help move your teeth to your doctor’s recommended position. Forsus springs are used to correct overjet by encouraging forward movement of the lower teeth and backward movement of the upper teeth. These springs are used in conjunction with braces and are worn for 4-6 months. In some cases, this may help reduce the need for you to wear headgear, elastics, or have extractions of permanent teeth. It works around the clock, using continuous gentle forces to provide as efficient a treatment time as possible. Unlike rubber bands or headgear, you do not have to remember to wear them.