If the rod slides out of the tube while opening, open wide again and guide the rod back into the tube as you close. It is recommended that patients with fixed braces rinse daily with a .05% solution of sodium fluoride. Bonded lingual retainers are one of the best ways to get perfect teeth. The Herbst is cemented in place, so it cannot be removed by the patient and does not rely on patient compliance. Headgear is bulky and worn on the outside of the mouth. J.
The most distinctive feature of this appliance is two rods that connect the upper and lower arches. For instance, cold foods such as ice slushes, Popsicles and ice will freeze the cement and make the brace loosen. The rod and tube may become disconnected if your teen opens their jaw too wide. They add extra pressure to the braces to help move the teeth. This appliance is most effective during late preadolescence, when the child