Current trends in headgear use for the treatment of Class II malocclusions

To investigate American and Canadian orthodontists’ opinions and perceptions on the use of headgear in the treatment of Class II malocclusions. Materials and Methods: An online survey was sent to randomly chosen orthodontists (n 5 1000). Results: The study was completed by 948 orthodontists; 62% of the orthodontists indicated that they were using headgear in their practice. Those who were not using the appliance (38%) reported that this was mainly due to the availability of better Class II correctors in the market and lack of patient compliance.

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