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Forsus Springs Burgess Hill

Treatment Outline

Forsus Springs Treatment in Burgess Hill

Suitable for

Approximately 11-16

Used to Treat

Overbites, crossbites, centreline discrepancies

Treatment Time

5-9 months

Not suitable for

Adults, children wanting invisible braces

More about this treatment

Forsus Springs in Burgess Hill information

Forsus springs, also known as Forsus appliances, are a type of fixed functional orthodontic appliance we provide to patients in Burgess Hill to treat overbites, which occur when the upper front teeth extend too far over the lower front teeth. 

One of the main advantages of Forsus Springs over other types of removable functional braces is that they are fixed in the mouth so are working 24 hours a day, every day as children cannot remove them by themselves. The other big advantage is that they work concurrently with fixed braces, so the overall treatment time is relatively fast (12-18 months). This is contrast to removable functional braces (such as the twin block) which is done as a separate phase of treatment before the train tracks are fit. 

Forsus springs are typically used to correct overbites, which occur when the upper teeth protrude too far forward over the lower teeth and may be caused by a underdeveloped lower jaw. They can also be used to correct other types of malocclusions, including crossbites and centreline discrepancies.

Forsus springs work by applying a constant, gentle force to the teeth, which helps to move the lower teeth forward and upper teeth backwards into a more favorable position. There may also be a small effect on the forward growth of the lower jaw. The appliance consists of a metal rod that is attached to the upper and lower braces, and a coil spring that generates the force needed to move the teeth and jaw. When you bite down, the spring is compressed which generates the force required.

Forsus springs work in conjunction with fixed braces. Typically, the Forsus Springs will be fit 6-9 months into the treatment with the fixed braces and removed again after about 6 months, although this varies depending on the severity of the overbite.

The use of Forsus springs is generally considered safe and effective, although like any orthodontic appliance, there may be some discomfort and adjustment period required. Patients may experience soreness or discomfort in the mouth, particularly in the first few days after the appliance is installed. It is important for patients to follow their orthodontist’s instructions for care and maintenance of the appliance, including proper cleaning and regular check-ups.

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Treatment Prices

Forsus Springs Burgess Hill Cost

At Neyo, clarity and honesty are at the forefront of our services. Any fees for treatments would likely be confirmed at the consultation stage, but we can provide this generalised breakdown of cost:

Forsus Springs

£500 (in addition to fixed brace cost)

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Forsus Springs FAQs

Do Forsus Springs Hurt?

When the Forsus spring is first attached, it may feel strange or uncomfortable in your mouth. You may experience some pressure or soreness around the teeth and jaw, which can make it difficult to eat or speak normally for the first few days. However, most patients adjust to the appliance quickly and any discomfort generally subsides within a week or two. Any discomfort associated with Forsus springs is usually manageable with standard pain medication, such as ibuprofen or paracetamol. Occasionally the cheeks can rub on the springs and cause ulcers. If this becomes severe, please let us know. We may need to make some adjustments to the springs to make them more comfortable.

What are the disadvantages of Forsus Springs?

 Forsus springs place larger forces to the teeth and braces. Because of this, breakages can be a little more common during this phase of treatment. When Forsus springs break, you will need to see your orthodontist as soon as possible, which can be inconvenient for you.

What do I do if the Forsus springs break?

Contact Neyo Dental Specialists and we will arrange an emergency appointment for you to come in and have your braces fixed.

Are Forsus Springs as effective as Twin Blocks?

All functional braces work mainly by moving the teeth around, and changes to the jaw bones are fairly minimal. Forsus springs are very effective at moving the teeth and results are comparable to Twin Blocks. We also find that some children will not wear their Twin Block as much as they should be, so results can be compromised when compared with Forsus Springs.

Are Forsus Springs visible

They are visible as are the fixed braces the Forsus Springs are fit to. If the appearance is a concern to you, you might want to consider Invisalign Teen with mandibular advancement tabs.

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