Herbst Appliance

Herbst Appliance

  • Replaces Headgear
  • Consists of shock absorber like devices attached to braces
  • Prevents extractions
  • Stimulates Jaw Growth
  • Prevents Jaw Surgery
  • Expander is added to gain space

Why would you need a Herbst?

Herbst are used to correct:

Overjets/ Overbites

Mainly due to genetics, one jaw from one side of the family, the other jaw from the other side
Generally caused by discrepancy in the sizes of Upper and Lower Jaw Bones