The proper alignment of your jaw is key to successful treatment. Without a good foundation for your smile, any other orthodontic treatment has a chance to reverse itself, undoing the time and effort needed to get your smile aligned in the first place. Making sure your jaw is healthy and aligned well first helps make sure that other orthodontic treatment goes smoothly.
Depending on your situation, our orthodontist, Dr. Richard Risinger, may suggest using a Herbst appliance in Glastonbury, Connecticut, to improve the position of your jaw. This appliance works to align your upper and lower jaws together and can help solve a number of problems to do with your bite. The appliance functions as an artificial joint between your upper and lower jaws, and it gently pulls them to fit together in a more productive and healthy way.
One of the biggest benefits of using the Herbst appliance is its discreetness, similar to the unassuming nature of Invisalign® clear aligners. You can enjoy the benefits of orthodontic treatment without bulky headgear or other more visible jaw alignment correctors.
You can learn more during your appointment at Risinger Orthodontics, so call 860-633-8321 to plan your visit. Our experienced team will be happy to help you with whatever questions or concerns you have about the Herbst appliance and whether it is the right choice for you.