Goodbye Headgear, Hello Forsus™!

FOR MANY PEOPLE, orthodontics are necessary to get beautiful, properly aligned smiles, but for those who need headgear, treatment can be cumbersome and inconvenient. If you or your children are going to need braces soon, however, you’re in luck, because days of headgear could be at an end thanks to Forsus™.

Bite Correction Made Simple

Forsus is an orthodontic appliance that can be attached to the upper and lower braces to correct either an overbite or an underbite. Unlike headgear, a Forsus spring is comfortable, convenient, and out of sight. Unlike rubber bands, the patient doesn’t have to diligently attach new ones after every meal. We install it during a single appointment, and then it’s good to go until the next one.

Why Is Bite Correction Necessary?

Overbites don’t always cause problems, particularly when they’re very minor. The reason it’s important to correct more serious overbites (medically described as Class I and II Malocclusions) and underbites (Class III Malocclusions) is that they can lead to the following complications:

  • Jaw pain
  • Wear and tear on enamel, leading to higher risk of tooth decay
  • Higher risk of gum disease
  • Speech impediments
  • Altered structure of the face
  • Low self-esteem

What You Need To Know

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Ask Us About Forsus

We want your orthodontic treatment to be as comfortable and low-key as possible. Call us today to discuss any questions you might have about Forsus or any of the other treatments we provide at our office!

Thank you for choosing our practice. We love our patients!

Top image by Flickr user Nan Palmero used under Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 4.0 license. Image cropped and modified from original.
The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

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