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At what age can my child get orthodontic cervical headgear?

Orthodontic cervical headgear is most often used around the time that a child's first adult teeth are coming in, usually between ages seven and nine.

Cervical headgear can be used by older children, but is mostly intended for those who are still growing because the purpose of cervical headgear if often to adjust the shape of the bones.

Cervical headgear is rarely used by young children who do not yet have adult teeth or by adults.

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