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.