Fabrication of the acrylic splint Herbst appliance.


This article describes the fabrication of one type of Herbst appliance, a removable or fixed functional appliance that causes the posturing of the mandible in a forward position. The type of Herbst appliance described in this article consists of a wire framework to which are attached the various parts of the Herbst bite-jumping mechanism. The acrylic part of the appliance is fabricated from splint Biocryl or from methylmethacrylate. The steps of the fabrication of the appliance are described in detail.

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@article{McNamara1988FabricationOT, title={Fabrication of the acrylic splint Herbst appliance.}, author={James A . McNamara}, journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics}, year={1988}, volume={94 1}, pages={10-8} }