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Basics of Orthodontic Headgear – Safety Strategies for each injury cause

Injury Cause & Prevention Strategy:

1. Accidental disengagement while playing (17%)

Proper patient instructions and education

2. Incorrect handling during fitting or removal (8%)

Proper patient instruction and education

3. Bully pulls headgear (4%)

Releasable headgear modules

4. Unintentional nighttime disengagement (71%)

Nitom™ Locking Facebow

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