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Ways of Getting the Most Benefit from Your Headgear
Posted on 3/25/2020 by Sawrie Orthodontics
Headgear were made famous through their use on various teenagers in John Hughes movies. Although a lot of people see headgear as a movie stereotype, we use headgear to correct problems with your bite. No one wants to wear headgear for an extended period of time, so how can you get the most from your headgear so you can get rid of it? We have some suggestions. Headgear Headgear is another type of orthodontic appliance. We use headgear to help correct bite issues, either overbites or underbites, that you might have. Usually, we use headgear with children and adolescents, because their bones are still growing. Headgear allows your mouth to be corrected, no matter how severe the bite problems are. How to Get the Most from Headgear Wear The most important thing you need to know about wearing headgear is that you need to wear it as long as we tell you to. For most patients, this is 12 to 14 hours per day every day. We understand that this is not fun for you, especially if you are at school or you have to work. However, wearing headgear is temporary. The more often you wear your headgear, the less time you have to wear it. Also, you can't take vacations from your headgear, you have to wear it every day. If you don't, you aren't taking advantage of the changes in your mouth that happen when you wear the headgear. Be sure that you are not eating while you are wearing headgear. You'll need to take the headgear off when you're eating. Some people don't want to take their headgear off when they eat, but in the long run, it is better to remove your headgear. You also need to remove your headgear when you are participating in sports, because of the risk of damaging your teeth if you get hit in the face. If you have questions about headgear, why not give us a call? We love to answer questions!...
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All Posts:
Ways of Getting the Most Benefit from Your Headgear
3/25/2020
What Are Forsus Springs and How Do They Affect Your Teeth?
3/15/2020
Will You Need to Wear a Retainer the Rest of Your Life After Invisalign?
2/29/2020
Perks of Traditional Braces Over Aligners
2/15/2020
Why Sticky Foods Are So Dangerous to Braces
1/25/2020
Types of Candy to Avoid When Wearing Braces
1/15/2020
Foods That Can Lead to Broken Braces
12/25/2019
Do Underbites Require Treatment?
12/15/2019
The "Do Nots" of Wearing Invisalign
11/25/2019
Most Common Precursors to Braces
11/15/2019
Understanding the Many Types of Braces
10/25/2019
Is a Crossbite Fixable with Braces
10/15/2019
Tips for Easier Flossing with Braces
9/25/2019
Which Gives Better Results: Invisible Or Traditional Braces?
9/15/2019
Dental Care is Vital When Going Through Braces
8/25/2019
Best Ways of Keeping Brackets Clean While You Have Braces
8/15/2019
Benefits of Having Straight Teeth Go Beyond Aesthetics
7/23/2019
How Long Does Aligner Straightening Usually Take?
7/13/2019
What to Know When Eating Apples with Braces
6/25/2019
Simple Ways to Convince Your Teen To Get Braces
6/15/2019
Why is Dental Wax So Imperative to Have Around When You Have Braces?
5/30/2019
Do You Get Better Results from Aligner Trays or Traditional Braces?
5/20/2019
Why You Need to See the Orthodontist and Dentist When You Have Braces
4/25/2019
When is the Best Time for Cross Bite Treatment?
4/15/2019
Protecting Your Braces When Playing Fall Sports
3/30/2019
Orthodontic Treatment Options for Adults
3/20/2019
Incognito Braces: Are They a Good Fit for You?
2/28/2019
How Orthodontic Treatment Can Improve Your Life
2/20/2019
How Long Will I Have to Have Braces?
1/30/2019
Going Back to School with Braces
1/20/2019
Drinks and Braces: What Should you Avoid?
12/30/2018
Common Treatments for Mild Cleft Palates
12/20/2018
Celebrities that Have Had Braces
11/30/2018
Does an Overbite Need Correction?
11/20/2018
Eating Do's and Don'ts with Braces
10/20/2018
What Kind of Brace Options are Available to Me?
9/30/2018
Summer Foods to Eat
9/20/2018
Caring for your Retainer Effectively: Best Practices
8/30/2018
Can the Carriere Distalizer Correct Your Bite?
8/20/2018
Get Straighter Teeth without Braces in 2016
10/30/2010


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