Forsus in Prosper & Melissa

Advanced Oral Appliances

At Bietsch Orthodontics, we offer our patients the Forsus appliance for braces, which is an alternative to headgear that gives our patients many benefits, such as possibly eliminating the need for jaw surgery, improving the fit of teeth, and promoting growth for our teen patients. The best news about the Forsus is that it's well hidden inside the cheek and back of the mouth. The Forsus is also easy to wear and maintain for patients of all ages. Dr. Bietsch provides patients with a complimentary consultation in his office so we can discuss this treatment in further detail.

For more information on the Forsus, call us today at (972) 934-6222 or contact us online.

What Is the Forsus?

The Forsus is used for patients that have an upper jaw excessively forward of the lower jaw. They cannot be taken off of the braces unless Dr. Bietsch removes them. Patients find that the Forsus is easier to wear than headgear and in the end the outcome is the same or better than if the patient wore headgear.

You can expect to have an adjustment period to the new springs (Forsus) in your mouth. Soreness in the treatment area is not uncommon. Each patient has a different level of pain tolerance, but should expect the mouth, teeth, and/or gums to be tender for several days.

A few benefits of the Forsus include:

  • Provides faster results than traditional headgear
  • Comfortable and convenient
  • Can be removed once the correction is complete even if the braces are not ready to come off
  • You can take over-the-counter pain reliever to help ease the pain during the adjustment period

Forsus - Aftercare

We advise our patients with the Forsus to stay away from sticky, chewy, and hard foods that can potentially break or interfere with their function. It is very important to take care of your teeth with proper brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash when you have a Forsus applied to your braces to prevent unnecessary bacteria and food debris in the mouth, which promotes gum disease and tooth decay.

It is also still very important to keep all of your dental appointments for check-ups and dental cleanings with your primary dentist when you have braces. This way, your dentist can detect if you have tooth decay or if you are not properly brushing and flossing your teeth while the braces are on.

If you are concerned about the appearance of your teen's teeth, call us at (972) 934-6222 or contact us online today.

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  • “I chose to see Dr. Bietsch from a referral from a friend. I am so happy that I did. The entire consult was all about my son and never about the doctor. I was so impressed that I chose to see him myself for some orthodontic work.”

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    Dr. Tom Bietsch


    Having practiced orthodontics for more than 19 years, I am excited to offer Prosper residents a place where they can attain their best smile in a compassionate and fun environment. Originally from Chicago, I knew as a teen that I wanted to be an orthodontist. My neighbor was an orthodontist and he gave me the confidence and reassurance by volunteering in his office that being an orthodontist was my calling. I love watching patients' confidence and self esteem grow as their smile is enhanced and ...
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    Treatment Coordinator

    Bianca was born and raised in Alaska where she developed her love for animals and the outdoors. She loves any reality show about Alaska, all types of music, bike riding with her husband and 3 boys and attending outdoor concerts. Her favorite foods are cheese pretzels, McDonalds Hot Fudge Sundae's and, due to her Italian heritage, she has a special love for spumoni ice cream! Bianca has been in the Medical/Dental field for over 11 years. As treatment coordinator she loves helping Dr. Bietsch ...
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    Financial Coordinator

    Kirsten has been in the dental field for over 5 years now. She loves solving puzzles and working with numbers to create solutions for our patients. This includes everyone's favorite, Insurance! If there is a way to get an insurance company to pay benefits, Kirsten will find it! She also has an amazing talent of remembering everyone's name and fun random facts about our patients and their families. Kirsten is a native Texan from the beaches of South Texas. She is married and has a funny 9 year ...
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    You can find Jessica and her husband every weekend on the baseball fields cheering on their 2 boys. Four wheeling and camping are just a few activities that Jessica enjoys. Jessica enjoy shopping, hibachi food, country and Christian music. Jessica is a veteran to orthodontics with 16 years as a dental technician and brings a caring and experienced hand to Bietsch Orthodontics.
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    Monica's favorite thing about her home state of Texas is the people and delicious food you find everywhere. Family is everything to Monica and you can find her enjoying skydiving, camping, fishing or trying exotic foods such as shark when she is not working. Monica has been working in the dental field for 6 years and absolutely loves her position as a scheduling coordinator here at Bietsch Orthodontics.
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    Willow has a special love for the outdoors and the freedom of being in nature. She loves camping, hiking, fishing, riding atv's and enjoying all this with her sweet son Blake. Willow has been in the dental field for over 4 years and is our financial coordinator here at Bietsch Orthodontics. Willow enjoys music and poetry. Her favorite poem is called "If i were the sun"
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    Zeke comes to Bietsch Orthodontics with over 17 years in the dental field. Zeke served in the US Army as a Dental Technician who specialized in orthognathic surgery. Happily married to his wife Michelle, they just welcomed their 1st child "Ariella" who is the sweetest little girl. When Zeke is not with his family you can find his cooking, grilling, or hiking.
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    Meet our mascot, ESPiN! You may see ESPiN at local sporting or community events meeting and greeting people. Snap a selfie with ESPiN and give our mascot a high five! Hugs are welcome, too. BIETSCH Orthodontics wouldn't be the same without our smiling, spirited friend. ESPiN loves to see patients of all ages with brilliant new smiles and is available in the office for patients when they may need a little encouragement during their treatment.

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