￼Your teeth or jaw alignment condition may require a force greater than can be achieved with braces. Traditionally, orthodontists would have recommended headgear that patients wear at night.
• You can gain the extra treatment power you need without the hassle of headgear.
• You will benefit from an appliance that works: consistently, comfortably and around the clock.
• You can be confident that your treatment program is being moved along. Just the way it should be.
Will it be difficult to talk if I’m wearing a FORSUS appliance?
Some people may have a little difficulty speaking clearly at first. Patients discover, however, that their speech quickly returns to normal.
How far can I open my mouth while wearing the appliance?
You should be careful not to open your mouth extremely wide while wearing the appliance. If you do, the appliance may become deformed and can actually loosen a molar band. Should this happen, you will need to visit your orthodontist.
Will wearing the FORSUS appliance be uncomfortable?
Every orthodontic appliance takes some getting used to and some patients briefly experience discomfort or mouth irritation. Typically, the discomfort goes away within a few days. If it doesn’t—or if a sore develops in your mouth—you should call your orthodontist.
What should I remember when I eat?
Of course, you’ll need to avoid hard, sticky foods. Your orthodontist will also remind you to cut your food into smaller pieces than you would normally eat.
What should I remember when I brush my teeth?
It’s very important to brush your teeth after every meal. But don’t brush too hard. You don’t want to dislodge or separate the appliance. Your orthodontist or treatment coordinator can show you more.