Forsus

ForsusForsusTM

When the lower jaw is retrusive (back) relative to the upper jaw, we sometimes use an appliance called the Forsus appliance to encourage jaw growth by positioning the lower jaw forward.

 

The Forsus acts in a similar manner as a Herbst appliance. When the lower jaw is brought forward it brings the condyle (jaw joint) out of the fossa creating a “vacuum”. Nature does not like a vacuum and this encourages bone growth on the condyle in a backward direction thereby lengthening the jaw.

PATIENT REVIEWS

Pam L. (Periodontal patient)
Jun 29, 2014

 

Due to the severity of my dental needs, my regular dentist referred me to Dr. Engen’s office. Being referred to a periodontal specialist is not something I would wish upon anyone, and it was difficult going to another dentist. However, from the minute I entered their office I was greeted by professional, friendly staff members who acknowledged me with a warm smile and a pleasant, cheerful welcome. The doctors and hygienists demonstrated a high level of expertise and technical competency by effectively communicating the options available to address my dental needs. Each and every staff member I encountered, from the receptionist, to the doctors are extremely dedicated to creating a long term relationship with each one of their patients, including taking the time to educate each patient about oral hygiene. The staff at your office works harmoniously, cooperatively and effectively as a team to make your time with them as productive as possible. I would highly recommend this office to anyone seeking resolution to any dental issues and be assured you will be pleasantly surprised with your time with them.

Evaleen M.
Jun 29, 2014

 

He was very friendly, and made me feel comfortable about what was going to happen and the steps we needed to take.