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My daughter has just gotten her herbst appliance on and it is putting her in a lot of pain and she can't eat anything. she has a bad overbite which is why they put the herbst on her. but I don't know if I want her to keep it on. she will have it for less than a year and I don't really understand if it's necessary. if I have her orthodontist take it off this week what will happen down the road with her overbite and jaw? will she have to get surgery? Help!

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I'm afraid that I've to refer you to visit the doctor in charge, as I don't know your daughters case and background. If she stop using this appliance and don't get offered an alternative option then, yes most lolly she will have her overbite which can possibly exaggerate considering the growth of her jaws in relation to each other

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Dr. Reza Parsa DDS, MSc.

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I am to answer questions related to dento-alveolar-surgery and dental Implants

Experience

Dentist with 10 years of experience in dento-alveolar-surgery and Implants

Organizations
1-British Association of Oral Surgeons, 2-British Dental Association, 3- Royal College of Surgeons London, 4- Royal Society of Medicine

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Oral Surgery Journal- UK

Education/Credentials
Degree of Dental Surgery and Master of Medicine Science

Awards and Honors
1- Best Young Dentist award - UK 2009, 2- Best Practice award from British dental association 2009,2010,2011,2012, 3- Best Practice award in decontamination- Local authority, 4- Vocational Trainer.

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