Orthodontic headgear is a very important part of some patients’ treatments. This headgear creates force to guide the growth of the face and jaws until they are in their proper positions. Headgear is also used to properly position teeth and to prevent teeth from moving. We may recommend headgear if braces alone cannot accomplish the desired results. There are two main types of orthodontic headgear that are often used; our orthodontist will help you determine which is best suited to your unique needs. Each type of headgear attaches to your braces to achieve proper positioning of the jaw and teeth.
Using your orthodontic headgear consistently will give you the best possible results. Be certain to follow the instructions we give you so that your headgear will do its job as efficiently as possible. Some of the general instructions we suggest that you follow include:
Our orthodontist invites you to bring your headgear with you every time you visit our office. During these visits, we can tell you what you can do to care for your headgear more effectively, and we will also answer any questions you have. Our team at Shehee & Callahan Family Orthodontics invites you to contact us today if you would like more information about the benefits of headgear.