A member asked:

Could a palate expander cause speech problems?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Temporarily: A palatal expander will sit on/near the roof of the mouth while being utilized. During that period of time the patient may have a slight difficulty enunciating certain sounds. There should be no long term problems.

Answered 2/27/2020

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Yes, it could: the expander may cause some discomfort and speech problems.

Answered 11/2/2015

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