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Offline bdave

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Bottom headgear
« on: 12. October 2017, 01:40:32 AM »
Hi all,

Does an headgear on lower teeth work? Could there be any problem? What if attached to a removable appliance?
Write in English, please! :)

Offline bradhov

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Re: Bottom headgear
« Reply #1 on: 12. October 2017, 02:06:47 AM »
I've read tat headgear can be used on lower teeth on both kids and adults, though have also read that having it can cause some unintended negative effects.   I myself may be having to wear it during evenings and overnight for a month or so when I get braces on in November.  They use it sometimes if they've had to extract a tooth and need to work to keep things aligned, which is what would be my case.

Offline bdave

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Re: Bottom headgear
« Reply #2 on: 12. October 2017, 20:33:58 PM »
Thank you so much for your answer! Do you have any further information?
Write in English, please! :)

Offline bradhov

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Re: Bottom headgear
« Reply #3 on: 13. October 2017, 03:03:00 AM »
sorry - no further information other than what I shared.  best bet is to google headgear for adults and check out the links shown.  That is what I did after I learned I may have to wear it,

Offline Fraenkelstein

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Re: Bottom headgear
« Reply #4 on: 30. October 2017, 13:17:24 PM »
There's a study out there somewhere about the efficacy of a mandibular facebow for class III treatment.

http://anonym.to/?http://www.juanfernandoaristizabal.com/pdf/04.pdf

Offline mrmajestic723

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Re: Bottom headgear
« Reply #5 on: 30. October 2017, 21:58:34 PM »
Now I just need to send this to my ortho. And be 12

Offline Fraenkelstein

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Re: Bottom headgear
« Reply #6 on: 30. October 2017, 22:20:34 PM »

Offline thrownaway

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Re: Bottom headgear
« Reply #7 on: 17. January 2018, 05:43:56 AM »
It must work for those fringe cases where 2 facebows get used :O

Offline tg2002

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Re: Bottom headgear
« Reply #8 on: 10. May 2018, 05:53:07 AM »
I've seen videos and pictures of lower headgear. But never from an orthodontist.

Offline Misluposu

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Re: Bottom headgear
« Reply #9 on: 01. November 2018, 21:11:37 PM »
It's not generally done in orthodontics. Headgears or facemasks are only used to influence the upper jaw

Offline Braceletta

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Re: Bottom headgear
« Reply #10 on: 10. November 2018, 10:52:20 AM »
Lower headgear as I understand it, runs a big risk of damaging the TMJ - probably less in kids as their faces are still forming, but not for adults, I think they stick to elastics instead as a much lower force.