Hand wrist radiograph

It’s obsolete nowadays. Orthodontists believed to be able to predict special growth spurts of their young patients making use of hand wrist radiographs. But details given by those radiographs ...

Headgear (Occipital Pull Headgear)

The Headgear or Occipital Pull Headgear is an external removable appliance that is anchored to the teeth by metal bands. It is connected to a neck- or head-strap in order to put pressure on ...

Headgear-Chin Cup

This is an appliance for treating an overbite in the lower jaw (Angle-Class III, mesial occlusion). It consists of a pad on the chin, a cap on the back of the head and strong elastic straps that ...

Herbst-Appliance

The Herbst-Appliance is a fixed brace used for the treatment of the retruded lower jaw (Angle Class II). A typical Herbst-Appliance consists of two metal rails that are cemented to the upper ...

Highpull-Headgear

An external removable appliance which is anchored to the upper molars, held together by a head-strap in order to put pressure on the upper jaw and the upper teeth. The highpull headgear is an ...

Holistic Orthodontics

An attempt of applying alternative medical concepts to orthodontics. Since alternative medicine predominantly relies on placebo effects, which can have no effect in orthodontics, holistic ...

Hyrax

Hyrax is the acronym for hygienic rapid palatal expander. The hyrax appliance is an apparatus for rapid palatal expansion (RPE), was developed by W. Biedermann and marketed by Dentaurum. Today, ...