Rod And Tube Types

Traditional Herbst® Rod and Tubes

The original Herbst® mechanism consists of a pair of rods and tubes. The upper tubes are right and left specific and the rods are interchangeable.

TP Flip-Lock®

The Flip Lock® has a ball and swivel type attachment on the upper and lower for increased lateral movement. The lower rods are universal while the upper members are right and left specific. Flip Lock® is a registered trademark of TP Orthodontics.