Although headgear often makes your teeth tender at first, always wear it as directed by your dentist. Usually the worst of the soreness will pass in a few days, but if you keep taking your headgear off and not wearing it as instructed that will prolong the soreness by preventing your teeth from adjusting to it. Headgear only works if you wear it, so if you would like to finish this phase of treatment quickly, follow your dentist’s instructions carefully.
Typically, your dentist will instruct you to wear your headgear between eight and fourteen hours per day. Luckily much of this time is while you are asleep. If your headgear disturbs your sleep there are special pillows available with an opening to accommodate your headgear.
At Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead Dr. Ceyhan understands that patients dislike wearing headgear, and will only use it when absolutely necessary. When headgear is necessary, it is to attempt to prevent the need for painful surgery later on.
The staff at Aesthetic Dentistry of Arrowhead is highly experienced and Dr. Ceyhan has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education while teaching at the Midwestern University School of Dental Medicine in order to bring you the most up to the minute treatments available.