Properly aligned teeth can help you look your best, and a straight smile is also a healthy one. If the time has come to get the healthy smile you have always wanted, our dentist, Dr. Gabriel M. Schmidtke , will be happy to see you. To find out more about the orthodontic options in Tucson, Arizona, that we offer at Schmidtke Dental, you can follow the links below or call 520-885-9977 today to schedule an appointment.

Orthodontic headgear is a very important part of some patients’ treatments. Headgear creates the force needed to guide the growth of the face and jaws until they are in their proper positions. It is also used to properly position teeth and prevent them from moving. We may recommend headgear if braces alone cannot accomplish the desired results. There are two main types of orthodontic headgear that are often used; our dentist will determine which is best suited to your unique needs. Each type of headgear attaches to your braces to achieve proper positioning of the jaw and teeth.

Consistently using your orthodontic headgear can give you the best possible results. Be certain to follow the instructions we give you so that your headgear will do its job as efficiently as possible. Some of the general instructions we suggest that you follow include:

  • Use care when you remove your headgear to avoid injury to your lips and cheeks, and to prevent damaging your appliance.
  • Never remove your headgear before the straps are disconnected.
  • Never lift the headgear over your face.
  • Never wear your headgear while playing sports.

When you visit our dentist, be sure to bring your headgear with you to your appointment. During these visits, we can tell you what you can do to care for your headgear more effectively, and we will also answer any questions you have. Our team at Schmidtke Dental invites you to contact us today if you would like more information about the benefits of headgear.