Retainer of the month is...the Herbst!

The Herbst appliance is used to treat Class II mandibular malocclusions. We recocomend the appliance for patients who do not usually cooperate with a more traditional removeable functional appliance. In younger patients growth in the mandible may be achieved, however with an older patient the Herbst can retrain the masseter muscles. Treatment time averages around six months to a year in which the mandible should advance 3-4mm until the optimal position is reached.

All the of variations of the Herbst appliance are manufactrued by Reserve Ortho, which include the Acrylic Splint type, the Cantilever type, teh Banded type, or the Crowned type. We have available any and all hardware required for each type of Herbst.

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