Forsus is an orthodontic appliance that is used to correct problems with bites or occlusion, which refers to the way that the upper and lower teeth fit together when the mouth is closed. The Forsus appliance is designed to help bring the upper and lower jaws into proper alignment, and it is often used in conjunction with other orthodontic treatments, such as braces.
The Forsus appliance is a fixed appliance, which means that it is attached to the teeth and cannot be removed by the patient. It consists of a metal spring that is attached to the upper and lower teeth, and a metal rod that connects the spring to a plastic splint. The splint is worn over the top teeth, and the spring applies gentle pressure to move the upper and lower jaws into their proper positions.
The Forsus appliance is typically worn for several months, and it is adjusted by the orthodontist at regular intervals to ensure that the treatment is progressing as planned. It is generally well tolerated by patients and is effective at correcting problems with the bite and improving the overall alignment of the teeth.
If you are considering Forsus as a treatment option, it is important to consult with an orthodontist to determine if it’s the best option for your specific dental needs and concerns. Dr. Christensen will be able to assess your mouth and teeth and recommend the best course of treatment for you.