For your treatment to be as effective as possible, our orthodontist, Dr. Richard Risinger, may want you to wear headgear while you have your braces on. Orthodontic headgear is used to help with the most severe of misalignment issues, and it is sometimes the only way to correct these sorts of issues. While headgear might be seen or thought of as dorky or uncool, it can make a huge difference in the lives of our patients, and we would not recommend it unless we truly believed it was the best option.
Orthodontic headgear creates the strong pressure needed to correct serious orthodontic problems and is very effective. The treatment time is often about the same length as that of traditional braces, but we assure you that wearing headgear for a temporary length of time will always be better than dealing with a major issue down the road that can only be fixed through surgery.
Deciding to begin orthodontic headgear treatment is a big choice, especially because it is often recommended for younger children whose jaws are still growing but who might feel the most embarrassment and anxiety about wearing it. You can learn more about orthodontic headgear in Glastonbury, Connecticut, by calling 860-633-8321 to make your appointment at Risinger Orthodontics. Our caring team will answer any further questions you have about your treatment options and will work with you to find the best path for your future smile.