Hi everyone! Let’s talk about the herbst appliance. The Herbst appliance is used on children who have a significant underbite – meaning space between the upper incisors and lower incisors. The arms of the herbst appliance are called telescopes. They push the lower jaw forward to encourage growth of the mandible and protraction of the lower teeth.

If you think your child may need a Herbst appliance or braces to help with their dental development, come to Castleton Orthodontics for a free examination.