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    Orthodontic Headgear, J-Hook and Facebow

Orthodontic Headgear, J-Hook and Facebow

Use of Headgear/J Hook

With a headgear/J Hook, a force is applied to the dental arch, while the reaction force absorbed outside of the mouth. As a rule, the force is exerted on the permanent maxillary first molars/or anterior dentition (incisors, canines) and the reaction force is absorbed often by the neck (cervical headgear) and/or frequently by the head (parietal or high-pull headgear).

High Pull headgear High Pull J Hook

A headgear influences the maxillofacial skeletal growth. That applies not only to the direction of growth but also to the amount of growth that takes place during orthodontic treatment.

A headgear is a relatively simple appliance with few complications. A molar band can become loose, or the headgear can be deformed. Please inform our doctor if anything not feel well during the wearing of the headgear/J hook appliances. The intervals between appointments can be long when the headgear is well adjusted and the applied force is not too great.

We need your compliance and cooperation to wear the headgear/J hook at least for 12 hours per day. You or your children can wear the appliances in the night time; however, we wish that you can wear the appliance longer than that and the result will be much better.

The important things need to know while wearing of Headgear/J Hook

1. You need to remove the Headgear/ J Hook from your mouth while you are engaging of active sport activities or some other body contact activities during the school hours. Injuries to facial region could be happened if not well following the orthodontist’s suggestions.
2. Please place/keep your Headgear/J Hook in a personal bag to prevent it from lost.
3. Any deformation happened on your Headgear/J hook, please inform our Dr. as soon as possible!

Use of Facebow

With a face bow, a force is applied to the dental arch, while the reaction force absorbed outside of the mouth to the “Chin” area. As a rule, the force is exerted on the entire maxillary arch and the reaction force is absorbed often by the “Chin” to correct the protruding mandible, so called anterior crossbite.


Face bow appliance

A face bow also influences the maxillofacial skeletal growth. That applies not only to the direction of growth but also to the amount of growth that takes place during orthodontic treatment.

A face bow is a relatively simple appliance with few complications. A molar band can become loose, or the face bow can be deformed. Please inform our doctor if anything not feel well during the wearing of the face bow appliance. The intervals between appointments can be long when the face bow is well adjusted and the applied force is not too great.

We need your compliance and cooperation to wear the face bow at least for 12 hours per day. You or your children can wear the appliances in the night time; however, we wish that you can wear the appliance longer than that and the result will be much better.

The important things need to know while wearing of Face Bow

1. You need to remove the Face Bow from your mouth while you are engaging of active sport activities or some other body contact activities during the school hours. Injuries to facial region could be happened if not well following the orthodontist’s suggestions.
2. Please place/keep your face bow in a personal bag to prevent it from lost.
3. Any deformation happened on your face bow, please inform our Dr. as soon as possible!

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you have any questions about the Headgear, J Hook or Face bow which you may be experiencing, we are happy to answer them for you. Our orthodontist and their staff do their best to remedy every clinical situation with care and comfort. To make an appointment with Pittsburgh Orthodontic Clinic, please feel free to contact us. We appreciate your business and hope to see you soon!

 
 
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