Herbst Appliance Therapy in Fort Worth, TX
Lake Country Dental offers a variety of functional orthodontic treatments in Fort Worth, Texas, for those patients whose jaw does not function properly. Our orthodontist will be able to tell you if you need the Herbst Appliance or not. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Haley Buchanan or to learn more about functional orthodontic treatments, please contact our office at (817) 236-8771.
Frequently Aske Questions
Does the Herbst appliance really work?
Yes, the Herbst appliance is an effective orthodontic treatment that helps improve jaw functionality. The Herbst appliance can help correct large overbites due to having a small lower jaw.
We offer the Herbst appliance to patients who want to enhance the appearance of their lower jaw as it moves it forward, while it also pushes the upper jaw backward.
How long do you need to wear the Herbst appliance?
The Herbst appliance is typically worn for 12 months. This will help Dr. Buchanan ensure success with your treatment and allow your jaw to function properly. However, you may begin seeing improvements in your jaw within just a few months of wearing your appliance.
Does the Herbst appliance change your face?
The Herbst appliance is designed to enhance the growth of the lower jaw in children. The ultimate goal of wearing a Herbst appliance is to bring the lower jaw forward and slightly push the upper jaw back.
Changing the position of your jaw will affect the appearance of your face, but it’s generally in a pleasing way to our patients. It results in a fuller jawline and sculpted face.