Braces Ortho

Head Braces

Orthodontia is a fast growing industry in the health care arena. Dental braces and other dental care supporting appliances, for instance, head braces are continually being advanced. However, even the best dentist or orthodontist cannot repair the problematic teeth until the patient is fully prepared to actively participate in it. Once the teeth re-alignment process has started, the patient has to wear the aligner plus the supporting head braces continuously until the problem has fully been corrected. Dental head braces are normally attached to the standard dental brace and are quite effective when it comes to correcting severe bite discrepancies.

Head brace treatments and concurrent correction

Commonly, head braces are used for correcting anteroposterior discrepancies. They are attached to the dental brace by the use of metal hooks or what is commonly known as the face-bow. Basically, a head cap or straps anchor a head brace to the back of the neck or the head. In certain situations, both the straps and the head brace are used simultaneously. To apply pressure onto the hooks or the face-bow, elastic bands are utilized. Its main work is to slow down or stop the growth of the jaw to correct the bite problem.

Head brace treatment can also be used to reverse the jaw discrepancy, whereby the top jaw is not forward enough. It encourages the forward growth of the upper jaw. Apart from this, it can also be used to make more space for the missing teeth to come in. In this case, head braces are attached to the molars. This is normally done by the use of molar head brace tubes and bands. The molar head braces are used to help draw the molars backwards into the mouth.

Dental appliances used alongside head braces

Other dental appliances that can be used alongside head braces are as follows:

Most patients wear two or more of these dental appliances whilst undergoing the dental brace treatment process.

Head brace treatment forms

When undergoing the bite discrepancy treatment, head brace appliances and the accompanying devices must be worn twelve to fourteen hours daily and for a total duration of one to one and a half years, so as to be effective. The effectiveness of the treatment is determined by such factors as the rate at which the wearer is growing, the severity of the over-bite, and so forth. Head brace appliances normally consist of these components:

If you experience soreness of the teeth during chewing when undergoing the dental braces treatment, this is normal. With teenagers, this can be felt after two to three hours, whilst in younger patients, it is felt after one to one and a half hours. All in all, head braces are one of the most effective dental appliances available for rectifying severe dental problems.

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