These appliances are springs that are placed on the sides of the mouth. Generally, they are used after rubber bands have proven ineffective either because the bands are not strong enough or the patient is finding it difficult to wear their rubber bands correctly. The rubber bands are our first choice because they are smaller, but the forsus appliance is extremely effective. Our orthodontist will advise you on which treatment is right for your child.
A forsus appliance is a spring attached to the bands on the upper molars. It is a fixed appliance that can only be removed by Dr. Michele Renick. Its purpose is to correct issues with the jaw. It is often used to correct overbites and help a child’s jaw develop correctly, and it is usually used to correct jaw issues in adolescents. Your child may feel some initial discomfort and pressure when the appliance is first placed, but your child will notice marked improvement over time. If you would like to find out if your child could benefit from a bite jumper or a forsus appliance in Sunbury and Westerville, Ohio, call Renick Orthodontics at 740-936-5003 today.