Palatal Expander

Irregular jaw size can result in posterior crossbites that, if not worked on at the right time, can result in more orthodontic treatment in the future. This is where Palatal expander comes in; Palatal Expander can help your child when they need it, rather than waiting to correct more serious issues later.

It’s your duty as a parent to monitor your child’s mouth for proper growth. Early correction of issues such as posterior crossbites as soon as they become apparent is essential in orthodontics. For adults whose parents failed to correct these crossbite issues in youth, the orthodontics treatment is often painful and expensive.

palatal expander

Standard palatal expanders only work when the jaw is still growing, So it is crucial to start treatment as soon as possible. The main purpose of the expanders is to prepare the mouth for additional Orthodontic work, such as braces. As a parent, you will be tasked with turning the palate expander key to adjust the expander. The key will be rotated until a new hole appears in the middle.

STEP ONE

In a well-lit area tip the patient's head back.

STEP TWO

Place the Palate Expander key in the hole until it is firmly in place.

STEP THREE

Pushing the key towards the back of the mouth, you will notice the fender will rotate and the new hole will appear. The rotation stops when the key meets the back of the expander.

STEP FOUR

By pushing back and down towards the tongue, remove the key. The next hole for insertion of the key should now be visible.

Working Hours

  • Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
  • Saturday Appointment Only
  • Sunday Closed

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