Both of our board certified orthodontists at Cooney & Tyner Orthodontics want patients to know the important steps of any orthodontic treatment they may receive at our practice. Patients who require a Herbst Appliance to correct bite discrepancies can familiarize themselves with the five necessary treatment steps here:
Step 1: 3D digital imaging of your teeth.
Step 2: Placement of Separators (Spacers) in between the back teeth approximately one week prior to placing the Herbst to maintain space for the appliance to fit comfortably.
Step 3: Removal of Separators and placement of the Herbst Appliance. The appliance itself stays in place for 9-12 months because once we adjust the bite, it needs time to settle into place.
Step 4: Top braces are placed. The bottom braces are generally placed a few months after the top. For most patients the Herbst Appliance is removed before the bottom braces start. Many times rubber bands will be necessary to settle the bite into a correct and healthy position. You will then be seen every few months for braces adjustments until the desired tooth and bite position is acquired.
Step 5: Removal of all brackets and placement of upper and lower clear plastic retainers. Retainers will be worn full time for a few days, then 12hrs a day for a year, then night time for a lifetime to stabilize and maintain your hard work.
While you don’t need to be ABO Board Certified to work at a private practice, Dr. Tyner wanted to make sure he took his training to the absolute highest level to provide the best orthodontic care to our patients.
Read more about Dr. Tyner’s Board Certification journey!
Happy Mother’s Day from Cooney Orthodontics!
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Congrats to all of our new moms here at Cooney Orthodontics (we have a lot)!
Jen, welcomed her baby girl one year ago, Katie’s son was born in July, Jocelyn welcomed her baby girl in December, and Amber’s twin boys arrived 3 weeks ago!
Did you know?
Did you know your Invisalign treatment is completely customized to your individual case? While every dental situation is different, with the use of the newest technologies, we can ensure that each of our patients have the best possible outcome tailored to their specific oral health needs.