The following are common instructions given to parents and patients for using orthodontic headgear. The transition to wearing headgear is an adjustment for both parents and patients. It is important to be encouraging and supportive during this time!
Be sure to remove your orthodontic headgear before you begin playing sports or running including rough and tumble games. Accidents can happen even when you’re just having fun.
Be very careful to prevent anyone from grabbing or pulling on your orthodontic headgear. Brother, sisters and friends who don’t wear headgear may not understand the dangers involved, even in play.
Most people find that their regular pillowcases work with the Open Spaces™ orthodontic headgear pillow. Just push down the extra fabric into the slot area.
Orthodontists report some patients remove orthodontic headgear during the night to improve their comfort. Removing headgear during the night can be a safety issue. Open Spaces™ pillows make headgear wear more comfortable thus patients are less likely to remove their headgear.
The Open Spaces™ pillow can provide relief from pressure of a Herbst appliance or any other intraoral appliance used with orthodontic braces. The slot works the same way as with facebow headgear to relieve direct pressure on the mouth from a regular pillow.