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2017 Annual Session Conference

AS17B16A - Herbst Appliance Treatment: Tips to Make Life Easier

Apr 22, 2017 3:00pm ‐ Apr 22, 2017 3:30pm


Despite of the fact that nowadays the Herbst appliance is the most frequently used mandibular advancement device in the USA, several clinicians are reluctant to use it. Problems with its management, and doubts on its skeletal effects are the key concerns of many clinicians. Even orthodontists who have been using Herbst appliance have doubts on how to make life easier when dealing with severe Class II/1 malocclusion. In this lecture it will be shared with the audience our experience in the treatment of severe Class II/1 patients with the Herbst appliance, providing tips on how to avoid appliance breakage, soft tissue injuries, less chair time, and a more effective and efficient outcome.

Learning Objectives:

  • Distinguish the good responders to an effective and efficient Herbst appliance treatment among Class II malocclusion subjects.
  • Identify the most frequent mistakes with the use of Herbst appliance.
  • Recognize the possibilities and limitations of the dentoskeletal effects of the Herbst appliance treatment.


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