EXPANDERS

Expanders

A palate expander helps to widen the upper jaw so that the upper and lower teeth can fit together correctly.

  • It may take a few days to get used to the feeling of the expander and to eat and speak comfortably with it. If you need some practice speaking, try reading books aloud.
  • When the expansion screw is turned, it is normal to feel some temporary pressure around the teeth, jaw, and nose area.
  • Make sure you brush the expander well, reaching around all of the sides and in the back.
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