Herbst appliance

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[E. Herbst (fl. 1930), German orthodontist] A fixed tooth-borne functional orthodontic appliance used to treat Class II malocclusions. Maxillary and mandibular fixed splints are joined by a pin and tube apparatus to control the mandibular position.

Further Reading:

Popowich K., Nebbe B., Major P. W. Effect of Herbst treatment on temporomandibular joint morphology: a systematic literature review. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2003;123(4):388–94.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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