Herbst Appliance The Herbst appliance is used to correct overjet and overbite problems. Because it is a cemented appliance, it is always working to improve the bite. We use this appliance in growing patients to encourage lower jaw growth. In addition to correcting the bite, it improves the profile and creates a more balanced facial appearance.
Oral appliances that treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are small plastic devices that are worn in the mouth, similar to orthodontic retainers or sports mouth guards. These appliances help prevent the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat, keeping the airway open during sleep and promoting adequate air intake.
A nance appliance is an orthodontic appliance that is cemented to the upper molar teeth and extends to the soft palate with an acrylic button used to hold the molars in position so that the extraction space can be saved for the the future erupting teeth.