A member asked:

How can i expand my palate without surgery ?

9 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Gary Sandler answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Palatal expansion: If you have a skeletal irregularity or mismatch, at your age, surgery might be the only way to achieve maximum aesthetic and functional results. However, did you consult with a Board Certified Orthodontist to discuss your other options? Get some consults and reconsider your options. Think long term.

Answered 7/7/2017

3.9k views

Thank
Dr. Hilary Baskin answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Orthodontics: while there is no guarantee it will work at your age, we have had surprisingly positive results using palatal expanders on patients well into their 20's. See a couple of orthodontics and discuss further with them.

Answered 7/7/2017

2.8k views

Thank
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Age related: Palatal expansion requires opening the 9 sutures where the 2 halves of the upper jaw (maxilla) contact other bones in the skull. By Age 29 those sutures have long ago fused together. While teeth and their supporting (alveolar) bone can be reconfigured to some extent, true skeletal expansion requires surgically disconnecting the jaw bone before expansion. See an Orthodontist for all options.

Answered 10/30/2017

499 views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

What to do if I have rapid palate expander dislodged?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

A member asked:

Please tell me what does a palate expander really do?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

A member asked:

My palate expander comes off tomorrow. What can I expect?

A doctor has provided 1 answer

A member asked:

Is a palate expander useful for a child, or is it not much help?

10 doctors weighed in across 4 answers

A member asked:

Need help! my palate expander came out! how can I put it back on?

A doctor has provided 1 answer