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At what age can my child get orthodontic high pull headgear?

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

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

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

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