Reverse headgear is a device used to normalize the bite where the bottom front teeth protrude ahead of the upper front teeth. This type of bite is commonly known as an underbite. Left uncorrected this type of bite can cause damage to the teeth as well as making it difficult to bite and chew food. The reverse headgear is used in conjunction with an upper jaw expander >and enables the upper jaw to be bought forward. This treatment can be done up to about the age of 10.
In situations where deciduous molars have fallen out prematurely in the upper jaw, and the permanent molars have come forward into the space, Embrace a Smile Orthodontics can use a headgear to push the molars back to their correct position. This appliance is usually worn 12-14 hours a day, after school and during sleep until the molars have been pushed back sufficiently.
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