Crown Herbst

A popular Herbst® design uses stainless steel crowns to anchor the appliance. By using crowns, the Herbst® is adapted easily to patients of all ages and is especially effective in the mixed dentition where bands may not be feasible. Stainless steel crowns also offer strength and durability. This facilitates adding auxiliaries such as expansion screws and archwire tubes, which increase the scope of appliance application.


Mayes Herbst® Design


The Mayes Cantilever Crown Herbst®, designed by Dr. Joe Mayes, uses the first molars for anchorage with the Stainless Steel Crowns or Rollo® Bands. A lingual arch is placed on the lower arch with the option of adding archwire tubes to the appliance.




Specialty Crown Cantilever


The Specialty Crown Cantilever Herbst® uses the first molars for anchorage with Stainless Steel Crowns or Rollo® Bands. A wire rest is placed from the Cantilever arm to the lower first bicuspid or second deciduous molars. Archwire tubes are added to the upper first molars and to the lower cantilever arm at the first bicuspid area. A lingual arch can be added as an option.




Dischinger Crown Cantilever


Dr. Terry Dischinger designed the Dischinger Herbst®. The first molars are used for anchorage with Stainless Steel Crowns or Rollo® Bands. A wire rest is placed from the occlusal of the lower crowns to the lower second bicuspids. Archwire tubes are added to the upper first molars and to the lower cantilever arm at the first bicuspid area. A lingual arch can be added as an option.




Smith Type 1


Dr. John Robert Smith designed the Smith Type 1 Herbst®. The first molars are used for anchorage with Stainless Steel Crowns or Rollo® Bands. A lingual arch is added to the lower and a wire rest is placed from the lingual arch to the lower first bicuspids. Archwire tubes are added to the upper first molars and to the lower cantilever arm at the first bicuspid area.




Hilgers Crown Herbst


Dr. Jim Hilgers designed the Hilgers Crown Herbst®. The upper first molars and lower first bicuspids are used for anchorage. The lingual arch extends into the lingual groove of the lower first molars and can be bonded into the lingual groove to ensure maximum anchorage. This design works well when operculum tissue is present.