Dr. Miriam T. Furlong answered:A reverse pull headgear pulls the jaw or teeth forward from the rest of the face. Typically it's used to treat an under developed upper jaw, or an underbite.
Typically the headgear has pads that rest on the forehead and chin with a frame between (like a catcher’s mask). The patient attaches rubber...Read More
Dr. Miriam T. Furlong answered:Crooked teeth can be harder to clean, and if they don't bite together properly it can cause them to chip or crack. They may even get loose and lead to premature tooth loss in some cases.
A badly aligned bite can be harder to chew with, and can even affect speech. In some cases it can lead to pain...Read More