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The face mask is used to stimulate the growth of the upper jaw forward and down. The best age for treatment with this device is before the age of 10 in patients whose mandible is ahead of the mandible.
. The face mask, which is a removable, extrinsic device, often refers to reverse traction and is used for patients whose upper jaw has not grown enough to cause a crossbite or underbite. The equipment consists of a metal rod attached to the special forehead and chin pads and attached to the upper braces with rubber bands to gradually move the upper jaw forward. The patient’s cooperation in using the face mask is very important because this device must be placed on his face for several hours a day to achieve the desired results. Face masks should usually be used for 6 to 12 months.