Adolescent orthodontic patients who have excessive overbites traditionally required cumbersome headgear that was prone to breaking. Fortunately, the Forsus™ Fatigue Resistant Device offers an alternative that is more reliable and easier to wear than past treatment options. The doctors of Karski & Spokane Orthodontics offer the advanced treatment option, which can eliminate the need for corrective surgery for some patients. Dr. David Spokane and Dr. Melissa Karski can determine whether this device is right for you or your child during an appointment at our Beaver Falls, PA, office.
The Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device uses coil springs to exert gentle, constant pressure on the teeth and jaw.
The Forsus appliance basically consists of two parts that are attached to each side of the patient’s jaws: spring rod coils and small metal tubes called advancement tubes. The device works with existing braces and does not require the removal of either the bracket or archwire. The open coil spring exerts forward pressure on the mandibular (lower) arch while simultaneously exerting a pulling force on the maxillary (upper) arch. The Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device can easily be applied during one appointment at our Beaver Falls dental practice.
Our Beaver Falls dental practice uses the Forsus device because it offers our patients many benefits. One major problem we run into with adolescents is compliance. When teens and pre-teens are expected to wear elastics or adjust their devices, many simply fail to meet our compliance requirements.
The Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device does not require our patients to install, remove, or adjust the device at any point. This can mean shorter treatment times and more predictable results. The Forsus device offers several other critical advantages over alternative treatments:
The Forsus Fatigue Resistant Device can improve the fit of a patient’s bite, address overbite, and even eliminate the need for corrective jaw surgery. To learn more about its benefits and applications, please contact our office online or call (724) 591-5758. Our office accepts CareCredit® financing and offers in-house payment plans to help patients afford treatment.
I can't say enough wonderful things about Dr. Spokane and his Staff. It has always been a great experience... I have never or would ever consider going anywhere else.