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head·gear

(hed'gēr),
A removable extraoral appliance used as a source of traction to apply force to the teeth and jaws.

headgear

(hĕd′gîr′)
n.
An orthodontic brace extending around the head from one side of the mouth to the other, used to reposition the teeth or to restrict the growth of the upper jaw.

headgear

[hed′gēr]
a harnesslike device fitting over the top of the head, back of the head, or both, serving as a source of resistance for extraoral anchorage for an orthodontic appliance. Also called headcap.

headgear

A generic term for a device worn on the head to minimise the effect of external forces.

head·gear

(hed'gēr)
Removable extraoral appliance used to apply force to teeth and jaws.

headgear,

n the apparatus encircling the head or neck and providing attachment for an intraoral appliance in use of extraoral anchorage.
headgear, radiologic,
n a device that is used to protect the head from injury by radiation.
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It is very exciting to see them almost come to life again, once mounted on figures, with their veils and head-dresses.
A series of workshops, run by professional designers, has been running for three weeks, during which hundreds of props, costumes and head-dresses have been made in readiness for the big day.
He said: "People are going to be wearing things on their heads, whether it's head-dresses or hats.
Many interactive, fun, noisy and colourful activities will be going on with opportunities to make music, costumes, and head-dresses from many different cultures.
In it colleagues wear head-dresses and sing their version of Tony Christie's Amarillo - called Is This the Way to Al-Jazeera?
For the other, the dancers dressed like show girls with feathered head-dresses and costumes and performed to Copacabana.
It will feature free craft workshops to make stick puppets, masks, head-dresses and try paper weaving from 1pm to 4pm.
But we are delighted it is now going home and the tribe will have the full set of head-dresses again.
On Saturday, August 19, artist Amanda Ralph will be teaching people how to use found and recycled materials to create masks, head-dresses, jewellery and body accessories.
Youngsters can create masks and head-dresses based on the collection which will then be shown at the museum, Bedworth Civic Hall and local shops.
But it was the accompanying head-dresses of British milliner Philip Treacy that took the eye.