A 37-year-old member asked:
do you crank a removable expander when it's in your mouth or do you take it out?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 37 years experience
Out of mouth: If the appliance is removable, remove it from the mouth prior to expansion in order to turn the screw in the proper direction.
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Specializes in Orthodontics
Out of the mouth: If its removable, you are supposed to take it out of the mouth, turn the screw, and then replace it.
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Last updated May 4, 2016
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