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Shore Dental SleepCare maintains the highest standards in care, under the direction of owner/operator Dr. Young, DDS. help.


Location 990 Cedar Bridge Ave., Ste. B15, Brick, NJ 08723 Phone 732–477–1808 Facebook Location 273 NJ-34, Colts Neck, NJ 07722 Phone 732–761–9700

Herbst Appliance FAQ

What is the Herbst Appliance?
The Herbst appliance is a device that helps to correct the lower jaw. It positions the jaw forward, and the top molars back. Despite the devices placement, patients should have no trouble opening or closing their mouth.

 
How long do people typically wear the appliance?
Typically, a normal patient wears the application for about 1 year. However, no two patients are the same.

 
Are there certain foods that people should avoid eating?
Just like wearing braces, there are certain foods that patients wearing the Herbst appliance should avoid eating. Cold foods like ice pops can freeze the cement and loosen the appliance, whereas gum and chewy candies will pull on the appliance, pulling it away, or even off the teeth.

 
What will it feel like wearing the Herbst Appliance?
When you first wear it, your mouth will most likely feel unusual, and you may have trouble speaking. It is also possible that you’ll have more saliva than normal. However, all of these are normal, and will go away after your month becomes accustomed to the appliance.

 
Are there any problems I should report immediately?
As is with any oral appliance, issues can arise. If one of the rods becomes stuck inside a tub, report it immediately, as this problem can limit your jaw movement. If anything such as a screw or a crown comes loose. If anything happens to the appliance, do not try to fix it yourself!

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We are very happy…

"We are very happy with my daughter's teeth. They came out nice and straight. The office is always clean, staff is mostly pleasant, we had a mix up between the docs at the end and ended up with an extra month in her braces, which she was not thrilled about. It also took more than an extra year to finish which was frustrating. Overall very pleased and will likely be bringing my son in to start on his teeth."

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Awesome and friendly staff!

"I had my braces here.. Awesome and friendly staff! They are very generous with coins. Always made sure I felt comfortable and never really played games on when I was getting them off! About 8 years later and my teeth still look awesome! Highly reccomend to get your braces here!"

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"I was a patient there and all of the staff is wonderful, very friendly. great doctors, highly recommended. they are a very popular office in the area, they have good hours, late nights, and Saturdays."

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