How We Correct Certain Jaw Issues
Orthodontic headgear is a very important part of the treatment journey for some of our patients. Headgear makes it possible to guide the growth of the face and jaws until they are in their proper positions. It is also used to properly position teeth and prevent them 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 meet with you to determine which is best suited to your unique needs and provide treatment at one of our offices in Parker or Castle Rock, CO. Each type of headgear attaches to your braces to achieve proper positioning of the jaw and teeth.
Consistently using your orthodontic headgear can give you the best possible results. It’s important 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:
- Use care when you remove your headgear to avoid injury to your lips and cheeks, and to prevent damaging your appliance.
- Never remove your headgear before the straps are disconnected.
- Never lift the headgear over your face.
- Never wear your headgear while playing sports.
When you visit our orthodontist, be sure to bring your headgear with you to your appointment. 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.
Call us today at 303-841-2262 to sign up for a FREE consultation and we’ll help you determine whether headgear is the right solution for you and your orthodontic needs!