Headgear

Headgear is an appliance used to help correct over bites and under bites. It assists in moving either the upper or lower teeth forward.

Reverse Pull Headgear 

 
Cervical Pull Headgear

 
High Pull Headgear

 
What to expect

  • Headgear may make your mouth sore or give you a slight headache for the first week.  After you get used to it you’ll feel better.  You may take over-the-counter pain relievers for any discomfort.
  • Headgear should be worn at least 12 hours every day. The more you wear it, the sooner you will be done.

Headgear safety                           

  • Always unhook the strap before removing headgear.
  • Never pull headgear over your eyes.
  • Never use force when putting on or taking off headgear.
  • Always remove headgear when playing sports or riding your bike.  Remove it any time that there’s a chance it will get pulled.
  • For comfort, sleep on your back or place your pillow so the facebow doesn’t push into your mouth.

Caring for headgear

  • Remove your headgear before you eat.
  • Brush your facebow with a toothbrush and toothpaste.
  • Always keep your headgear in the bag provided when not being worn.
  • If your headgear breaks, doesn’t fit right or gets lost please call us.