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A 37-year-old member asked:

Could a palate expander cause speech problems?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
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.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Yes, it could: the expander may cause some discomfort and speech problems.
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