Herbst Appliance - Lollipop Dental Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Herbst Appliance


A Herbst appliance is used to help improve the profile of children with a recessive lower jaw. It works by moving the lower jaw in a forward position to guide the growth of the lower jaws. It’s critical to use this appliance while children are still young and their bones are soft in order to create a beautiful smile and profile.

What to Expect During Treatment:

  • Please note that it takes 24 hours for the cement to harden.
  • Excessive drooling for 2-3 days is normal.
  • Speech alterations are normal until your child is use to the appliance.
  • Avoid chewing any sticky or crunchy foods ( i.e starbursts, skittles, gum, jolly ranchers, peanuts, ice, etc).
  • If the appliance becomes loose for any reason, please bring your child in as soon as possible.
  • Avoid carbonated beverages (sprite, sodas) to avoid dissolving the cement.
  • Some soreness for the first few days is normal. You may give your child Children’s Tylenol or Children Motrin as needed.
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