What is a Forsus Spring?

A Forsus spring appliance is a small rod with a spring surrounding it. It is used when a patient’s overbite needs to be corrected. Over time, it shifts the lower teeth forward and the upper teeth backward.


What Can I Expect?

  • Similar to when you get your braces tightened, you may experience some pain and discomfort with a Forsus spring.
  • It is a semi-permanent appliance and the amount of time it is used will vary from patient to patient.
  • It may take a little while to get used to the spring. It is best to avoid foods that are hard, crunchy, and sticky.
  • It may rub your cheek like braces sometimes do. If this is the case, try using wax to help ease the discomfort.
  • It may be difficult to open your mouth extremely wide and it is best to be careful when doing so to ensure you do not damage the spring or the area of the braces it is attached to.


How Do I Keep it Clean?

  • Make sure you brush the Forsus spring and surrounding areas regularly just like you would with your teeth and braces.
  • Rinse with water after eating to ensure no food is stuck to the Forsus spring.


What Do I Do if it Breaks or Comes Loose?

  • If the rod and spring are separated, you can try sliding them back together by opening your mouth and gently reattaching the rod and spring.
  • If the rod comes completely unattached, contact our office so that we can put it back in place properly.


Have you ever had a Forsus spring as part of your orthodontic treatment? Let us know in the comments below!