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As many as 93% of teenagers and children have malocclusions or misaligned teeth. Some malocclusions involve underbites or overbites, meaning the upper and lower teeth don’t align. A malocclusion involving an underbite or overbite can cause significant health issues, including the following:

  • Gum disease
  • Earaches
  • Headaches
  • Pain
  • Sleep apnea
  • Speech impediments
  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)
  • Tooth decay

Treating overbites and underbites can prevent or eliminate these issues. Correcting an overbite involves treatment, including using an orthodontic appliance called Herbst. Understanding how wearing a Herbst appliance can correct your malocclusion can help you decide if this functional appliance is right for you.

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What Is A Herbst Appliance?

A Herbst orthodontic appliance is a dental appliance used for treating bite jumping or overbites, also known as Class 2 malocclusions. There are many reasons people may have an overbite, including the following:

  • Extra teeth
  • Genetics
  • Impacted teeth
  • Incorrect fit of other dental appliances
  • Missing teeth
  • Thumb sucking
  • Tumors

Herbst appliances treat the overbite until your upper and lower teeth align. This metal appliance is permanently installed until your treatment is complete. 

What Does A Herbst Appliance Do?

Herbst is a dental appliance that prompts your lower jaw to extend and nudge your upper jaw back. It’s used until the lower jaw lines up with the upper jaw, eliminating your overbite. Before using a Herbst appliance, your upper teeth extend further than your lower teeth. After using a Herbst appliance, your overbite is eliminated, and your lower teeth line up with your upper teeth. 

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How Long Does A Herbst Appliance Stay On?

The time needed for effective treatment varies. A person with a severe overbite may need 15 months to align their upper and lower teeth. In contrast, a person with a less severe overbite may complete treatment in a year. 

How To Eat With A Herbst Appliance

Eating hard foods can damage your Herbst appliance. It’s also important to avoid sticky foods, which can loosen the appliance, making it ineffective. Dentists recommend starting with soft foods after you get your appliance. Safe foods to eat include the following:

  • Eggs
  • Oatmeal
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Pancakes
  • Pasta
  • Smoothies
  • Soups

Considerations

There are several things to consider before getting a Herbst appliance.

Oral Hygiene

Food particles can get trapped in your Herbst appliance, compromising oral hygiene. Appliance wearers should take time and care to learn how to clean their teeth correctly and thoroughly and rinse them daily to remove food particles. Dental experts also recommend brushing after each meal. 

Discomfort 

Wearing any dental appliances involves an adjustment period. Since Herbst appliances put pressure on your upper and lower jaws, you may feel some discomfort after your Herbst appliance is installed. 

Appearance 

The Herbst appliance is installed near the back of your mouth, making it hard to see. Since it’s virtually unnoticeable, you can confidently smile while treating your overbite. 

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Types Of Pediatric Orthodontic Appliances

When your child starts seeing a pediatric general dentist at Absolute Dental, they may recommend different types of pediatric orthopedic appliances to correct potential dental problems while they are still growing and developing. Making these dental corrections at an early age is much easier than waiting until they are older since bones are not entirely hardened and are easier to manipulate into the desired position.

Rapid Palatal Expander (Rpe)

One pediatric orthodontic appliance is called a rapid palatal expander (RPE). This device is used to correct teeth crowding problems, crossbite, and expand jaw width. RPEs can be removable, or some designs are bonded to the molars and remain in place until the treatment is completed. A key is turned to expand the device, and pressure is put on the upper jaw to expand it. Your orthodontist will let you know how many key turns are needed at the start of treatment.

Twin Block

Another pediatric appliance used to correct overbites is a twin block. It consists of an upper and lower device that looks similar to a retainer. Each part is placed inside the mouth, and they interlock when your child closes their mouth, causing the lower jaw to move forward. Children typically wear the twin block all the time since they can play, drink, eat, sleep, and talk with the appliance in. However, it is removable so that it can be cleaned.

Herbst

A Herbst is another pediatric dental appliance used to correct overbites. It consists of upper and lower pieces cemented to the upper and lower molars. Then, those pieces are connected together using metal arms. When your child bites down, it helps push the lower jaw forward to correct the overbite. It is important to remember these are just a few examples of pediatric orthodontics appliances that can be used to correct jaw, teeth, and dental problems to give your child a gorgeous smile. 

 

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  • Dental insurance: We accept leading dental insurance plans, including plans from Aetna, Humana, Cigna, and many more
  • Smile Saver: Our Smile Saver plan covers the complete cost of comprehensive dental exams and cancer screenings. Plan members enjoy significant savings on X-rays, teeth cleanings, and crowns. Plus, the plan gives members discounts on all other services. 

Other financing options include the Care Credit Program. Plus, we feature special offers that reduce the costs of some dental treatments.

Whether you need to pay for your kid’s braces, book surgery with an oral surgeon near your location, invest in a dental appliance, or pay for a tooth replacement, Absolute Dental’s financing options put affordable dental care within reach. 

How Your Dentist Can Help

Focus is on a Herbst appliance inside a person's mouth.

Visit an Absolute Dental orthodontist in Las Vegas to discuss your malocclusion and treatment options, which include surgery, braces, Invisalign, and tooth removals. Our dental professionals can take X-rays to confirm the severity of your malocclusion and explain how your malocclusion can affect your oral health. We’ll recommend treatment based on your needs and ensure you have all the information you need to decide about getting a Herbst appliance. 

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Sources:

Cenzato, N., et al. (2021). Prevalence of Dental Malocclusions in Different Geographical Areas: Scoping Review.

Kapner, M. (2022). Malocclusion of teeth.

Mandal, A. (2023). What is Malocclusion?

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