Orthodontic Devices: Headgear

Orthodontic Devices: Headgear

You Might Need Headgear to Repair Your Malocclusions

When you visit an orthodontist for an examination, she might tell you that you need to wear orthodontic headgear. Headgear is required for serious malocclusions of the teeth, and in most cases, you won’t need to wear the device on a 24-hour basis. Many orthodontic patients only need to wear headgear at night when they are not at school or work. Your headgear is customized to fit your head and face to repair your particular misalignments. The devices are made of a combination of metal and elastic to push or pull your teeth into the correct positions.

Headgear Is Designed Using Modern Imaging Equipment

The most common variety of headgear is designed to correct an overbite, and children have softer facial bones, helping the devices to work quickly. Headgear is worn over the head and face to prepare your teeth for additional orthodontic treatment. In some cases, the devices push the teeth into a better position, but other patients need to have their palates widened before they are fitted with braces. It is essential for headgear to fit properly to prevent abnormal facial growth, and today, an orthodontist has modern imaging equipment to design the equipment.

Call Us Today To Learn More About Headgear

At Nalchajian Orthodontics in California, an orthodontist can examine your teeth to determine if you need to wear headgear. You can schedule an appointment with either:

• Dr. Nicole Nalchajian
• Dr. Greg Nalchajian

In addition to fitting headgear on patients, our orthodontic team offers these devices to repair your teeth:

• Traditional braces with metal brackets and wires
• Invisalign aligners made of clear plastic
• Ceramic braces made with color-matching brackets

Contact us today to learn more about Invisalign aligners or headgear at one of these locations:

• Clovis – 559-299-9561
• Fresno – 559-432-7100

We also offer a complimentary consultation after your examination.

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