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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-18-2015, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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My son had a fixed appliance and braces... It took him a couple days to get the hang of eating bready stuff and controlling the extra saliva, but it was rather quick in retrospect. I remember getting him a milkshake to ease the blow of having so much crap in his mouth.


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I thought that was pretty outdated? Someone with younger kids should chime in, but I didn't think they did that crap anymore.


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My kid had his about 18 months ago, so .... Pretty recently.


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My stepson had it. His teeth are now perfect.
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Maybe I am confusing it with something else.


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Headgear? That seems pretty out moded.


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I have never seen nor heard of that. My daughter is in the process of getting braces and had to have a palate expander. It took her a couple of days to get used to having it. She doesn't have enough room in her mouth for her adult teeth to come in.
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