Herbst appliance

What is a Herbst appliance?

The Herbst appliance is very effective in correcting large overbites due to small lower jaws in patients who are growing. The Herbst appliance is used to enhance the growth of the lower jaw in a forward direction, while at the same time applying pressure to the upper jaw in a backward direction. Expansion or widening may also be achieved in the upper jaw if desired.

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