Orthodontic headgear is a very important part of the treatment for some patients and can offer great results if used properly. Headgear creates forces that guide the growth of the face and jaws. It can help move teeth into their correct position or stop them from moving at all if needed. Maintaining constant use of your headgear will achieve the best results.
If instructions on usage are not followed, treatment will take longer and our treatment plan may have to change. Always be careful when using and removing your headgear. Never remove the headgear until the straps have been disconnected. Never lift the headgear over your face. Never wear the headgear when running or playing sports. If the headgear is used carelessly, it could injure your cheek, face or teeth. Take your headgear with you to every appointment. Your teeth may be tender for the first few days of wearing your headgear. This tenderness will disappear as you adjust to the new pressures. Follow the instructions exactly, and you will complete your treatment without any changes in your treatment plan. Please contact use with any questions regarding our headgear.