Headgear is an orthodontic appliance that supports appropriate jaw alignment and development while correcting the bite. There are various kinds. For children whose jawbones are still developing, headgear is usually suggested. Headgear is worn partly outside the mouth.
There are various pieces of orthodontic headgear. These pieces differ depending on the type of headgear and the condition that has to be fixed.
Cap: A head cap fits on the head and provides anchoring for the rest of the device, as the name suggests.
Adjustable Straps: The type of headgear determines the sort of fitting straps utilized. Cervical headgear, for example, has a single tight-fitting strap linked to the head cap that lies behind the neck. Several straps wrap over the back of the head with high-pull headgear.
Facebow: This is a U-shaped metal appliance that is fastened to the molars, head cap, and straps using bands or tubes.
Elastic bands, tubes, and hooks: These are all used in this project. These are utilized to secure the headgear’s numerous components to the molars and other teeth.
Mouth yoke, chin cup, and forehead pad: A chin cup is generally linked to a forehead pad with wires in headgear meant to treat an underbite. A head cap is not required for this sort of device. It is supported by a wire frame that goes from the chin cup to the forehead pad. A horizontal mouth yoke is housed in the frame.
Braces: Braces aren’t used on every headgear. Hooks or bands are used to link some types of headgear to braces worn inside the mouth on either the upper or lower teeth.