Dentist Questions Jaw pain

Should my child be wearing their headgear every night?

My child's jaw isn't properly aligned, so now he needs to wear a headpiece to help correct it. I wasn't told, however, how often he should be wearing his headgear as his father was there with him during the appointment. My son right now is picking and choosing which night he should be wearing his headgear--which I really don't think is right at all. How often does he need to wear his headgear? Should it be every night?

2 Answers

It should be every night. But ask your specialist.
He should wear it every night if you want the teeth to move. Not wearing it can prolong treatment and even possibly damage the teeth.