Banded Herbst

The original Herbst®, described by Dr. Hans Pancherz, was fabricated using orthodontic bands on the lower first bicuspids and upper first molars with the mechanisms soldered to these bands. Dr. Pancherz used custom-made bands from heavy band stock as opposed to conventional pre-formed bands. This additional step was necessary to strengthen the appliance.


Specialty Banded Herbst®


The banded Herbst appliance was first utilized by Dr. Hans Pancherz. Initially his design used bands on the first molars and first bicuspids. Over the years, this appliance has been modified to include the first molars only for anchorage. The appliance has a .045 lingual arch with .059 buccal support wires to withstand the advancing forces. The appliance standard comes with a .040 upper transpalatal arch as well. Arch wire tubes can be added to the upper and lower arches if fixed appliances will be used during treatment.




Rogers Banded Herbst®


Dr. Mike Rogers has been instrumental in promoting the Banded Herbst®. He modified the standard Banded Herbst® by eliminating the transpalatal arch for added comfort. For stability, double buccal archwire tubes are incorporated on the upper and a larger .051" lingual arch is used on the lower. Second molar rests are added if the molars are erupting.




Cantilever Banded Design


The Cantilever Banded Herbst® has reinforced bands on the upper and lower arches. The lower arch has a .045" lingual arch. The lower buccal has a cantilever arm and rest placed on the first bicuspids or deciduous second molars. Second molar rests are added if the molars are erupting.




Hilgers Banded Herbst®


The Hilgers Banded Herbst® has reinforced bands on the upper first molars and the lower first bicuspids. The lower arch has a .045" lingual arch extending to the lower first molars for additional anchorage. Archwire tubes are added to the upper and lower arches for fixed treatment while in the Herbst appliance.