Class II Correction
Patients with Class II malocclusion are one the most commonly treated cases in a routine orthodontic practice. The kind of treatment modality chosen depends on various factors out of which the patient’s age growth status is an important one. In cases of patients in the growing age group, growth modulation therapy is usually the treatment of choice followed by a fixed orthodontic therapy. Various functional appliances have been developed over the years to achieve this goal. The twin Block appliance is one of the most commonly used which has proven to give great results.
The Herbst Appliance is an orthodontic device that corrects an overbite by encouraging the lower jaw to catch up in growth. Patients using the appliance see rapid results and feel the benefits of having straight teeth and a properly aligned jaw.
The Herbst Appliance prevents the lower jaw from moving backward although opening and closing movement still occurs easily.