Orthodontic headgear is one way to correct uneven bites, particularly for patients with a severe overbite. Headgear links into existing braces and connects to a strap that goes around the neck or head. The pressure allows the jaw or teeth to set into a different position.
For many children with braces, the idea of wearing headgear to school incites fear of being teased. Luckily, very few kids need to wear headgear to school as part of their orthodontic treatment. For headgear to be effective, it generally only needs to be worn for about 12 hours a day. Wearing the device at home and throughout the night will usually suffice. However, if your child has headgear and is experiencing anxiety about wearing it in public, we can make suggestions for alternate treatments.
At A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe, we’re committed to finding a treatment that allows you to develop the most beautiful smile possible through a method that is convenient for you. To learn more, contact us today.