“Americans are really obsessed with their teeth being white and straight, aren’t they? I saw this little girl the other day with one of those whole head braces. Elastic all the way around! How traumatizing for a child to have to wear one of those! You look like a monster.”
The infamous headgear is typically used in growing patients to correct bites. It did so by holding back the growth of the upper jaw, allowing the lower jaw to catch up or vice versa. Having to be worn for approximately 10-14 hrs to be effective usually anywhere from 6-18 months depending on the severity of the overbite and how much a patient is growing. I don’t know about you but that just sounds incredibly miserable.
Here at Burleson Orthodontics, we have developed a method that you don’t have to look like a monster, in fact you don’t even have to wear any headgear. NO pain and ALL to gain!
Discover more about why is its important to fix your bite on BurlesonOrtho TV Episode 42 Crossbite