The Herbst

its purpose: to grow the lower jaw.

How it’s attached: fixed to the teeth, so it can’t be removed.

Its use and inconveniences:

  • At first, discomfort when eating and a little tension in the teeth and joints during the first few days
  • Risk of cheek irritation or injury from braces
  • Do not eat sticky foods such as sweets or toffees
  • Avoid making right-to-left movements with the jaw at the risk of breaking the pistons


  • Brush appliance with toothbrush, insisting especially on the braces and the gum in contact with them.

Caution! If, while yawning, a rod comes out of the piston tube, you can put it back in yourself or call us if you can't!