headgear(redirected from Head-wear)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
A removable extraoral appliance used as a source of traction to apply force to the teeth and jaws.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
headgearA generic term for a device worn on the head to minimise the effect of external forces.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
Removable extraoral appliance used to apply force to teeth and jaws.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012