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Old 08-15-2002, 03:10 PM   #1
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Question headgear??

hey what is the headgear for the braces used for. i was told i might need it but i dont why. can anyone tell me what it is for?? i know i should ask my orthodontist and i will but im not going for another month so i was just wondering if anyone could help me

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Old 08-15-2002, 08:23 PM   #2
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Mainly for overbites. You have to wear it for 12 hours a day (at least)

Old 09-07-2002, 02:23 PM   #3
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I have to wear head gear, not for keeping them straight though. I had four teeth pulled. My othodontist wanted the gaps to stay open untill my teeth were straight. One of the gaps started closing, so I have to wear head gear for at lest 8 hours to keep it from moving any further.

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