Can Extractions+headgear Restrict Maxillary Growth? (photo)
- Asked by Voltaire
- 11 months ago
When I was young I had 4 bicuspids removed & I wore cervical headgear to correct a class II jaw (+4 wisdom teeth removed as an adult). I have a recessed maxilla and mandible, some TMJ issues, and I cannot show a toothy smile. My old orthodontist recently told me cervical headgear does not restrict forward growth of the maxilla in a growing child. Is this true? I think the treatment done had a negative impact on my face. What alternative treatments are there, and what are my options to fix this?