Herbst Appliance with braces?
We went to the orthodontist today for a consult and it looks like Ariel (11) is going to have to have a herbst appliance along with her braces to help correct her overbite.
I've been reading up on it, it looks like it will be a big adjustment for her to have to deal with. We've already decided to have it done and will be starting treatment late April (after a she has a cavity filled) but I was wondering if any of you had children that had to have one and if you had any advice for her about general care for it or getting her used to it.
Looking at before/after pics online I think she will be really happy once it is over, but she seems a little apprehensive. I'd like to be able to tell her "my friend's kid had it and was bothered at first but it got better" or something.