Bite Former

The Bimler appliance is a brace for adjusting the bite particularly where there is distoclusion in the lower jaw. It was first introduced by H.P. Bimler in 1949. The Bimler appliance is a kind of skeletonized Activator that has a lot of wire elements along with all the disadvantages of a removable brace (bad acceptance and poor cooperation from patients, a high failure rate and limited effectiveness). Another disadvantage of skeletonized activators like the Bimler is that they often need to be repaired. Interesting, perhaps, from a historical perspective but an obsolete brace today.