Orthodontic headgear attaches to dental braces to aid in correcting severe bite problems. Dr. Anthony Butchert offers cervical and reverse headgear at Lifetime Dental Care to address overbites and under bites. Our skilled dentist will evaluate your orthodontic state to determine which type of headgear matches your specific needs. Please feel free to contact us today to learn more about orthodontic headgear in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
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 dentist 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:
- 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.
Our dentist 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 Lifetime Dental Care invites you to contact us today if you would like more information about the benefits of headgear.
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