The Forsus appliance is used in order to help move the upper molars back while moving the lower arch forward. Composed of a spring coil rod, the appliance is used while a patient is currently wearing braces. It runs from the upper first molar band down to the lower archwire.
The Forsus™ appliance is particularly convenient because it will accommodate normal mouth opening for eating and speaking, and the open coil spring is designed to be easy to maintain so you can brush and floss easily. Furthermore, the device has no gaps to trap food particles, although as with any orthodontic appliance, we still recommend that you avoid hard and sticky foods. The constant force given by the Forsus™ appliance means that it works without you having to do anything, and even while you sleep, Forsus™ is helping to move your jaw and teeth into alignment. The Forsus™ appliance works seamlessly with your existing braces and wires as part of an overall treatment plan.