Herbst Appliance

By |2020-03-12T20:13:10+00:00March 13th, 2019|

The Herbst appliance is a functional orthopedic appliance which postures the patient’s lower jaw (mandible) in a forward direction. This appliance is used in growing patients to promote forward growth of the lower jaw. When a child is growing, it is possible to improve the balance of the jaws with a Herbst appliance. In this [...]

Rapid Palatal Expander

By |2020-03-12T20:08:27+00:00March 13th, 2019|

The rapid palatal expander (RPE) is a fixed appliance which widens the patient’s upper jaw (maxilla). This appliance is used in growing patients to help correct both crowding and cross bites. An upper jaw that is too narrow is one component of your particular orthodontic problem list. Because you are still growing, the doctor will [...]

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