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Which way do I wear my headgear?

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:34 am
by Dayymo
I know how to put it in and on just which way is the right side up because weh I look at some pictures or videos they say have the brake ( the small wire and then the dips) pointing up problem is when I do that the headgear is pointing downard and does not seem right to me when I have the brakes pointing down ( like a U instead of it pointing up like ^ ) it is straight and seems to fit much better. I am sorry if this sounds like a dumb question I am very new to headgear and want to wear it correctly!

Re: Which way do I wear my headgear?

Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:10 pm
by jem
I would guess it should be an upside down U but suggest you call your ortho. I'm sure this is a question they will get all the time from new patients.

Good luck with your treatment.

Jem

Re: Which way do I wear my headgear?

Posted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:57 am
by Nozzelnut
Just because it fits better as a U doesn't mean it goes that way. It's trying to move a lot of teeth and there might be a bit of pressure involved. Definitely call your ortho to confirm which way it's supposed to go. Way back when, mine was n not u.