Class II – Herbst Treatment
Treatment: The patient started with a Herbst appliance which positions the lower jaw forward and allows growth and remodeling of the bones to correct the skeletal relationship. The patient wore the Herbst appliance for a year as the remainder of the permanent teeth erupt. When the Herbst was removed braces were put on all the permanent teeth and the occlusion was finalized in one year. Not only does the Herbst appliance correct the front to back relationship of the teeth and jaws but it also limits the time spent in full braces and elastics.
Final: This patient has a beautiful smile without extractions and jaw surgery as a result of current technology. The patients profile was dramatically impacted and the smile is what she had dreamed it would be. Note the change in the upper and lower jaw positions (this can best be seen in the x-ray and facial photos of the side of the head).[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]
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