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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

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.
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