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Does A Palate Expander Decrease Snoring
Generally, palatal expanders make room for upper teeth -- that's it.
If palatal expansion occurs in children younger than age 6 -7, it may actually help expand the floor of the nose as the palate expands. For adults, palatal expansion will do little for snoring. Snoring means there is airway obstruction, but where? Consider seeing an ENT for a complete exam of your airway to determine why. ...Read more
Work on Children: Palete expanders are designed to work on children before their jaw bones are fully developed and harden. Their bones are soft, the expander is able manipulate the upper jaw bone, before the upper bones fully formed. If you miss the window of opportunity, as an adult, you would need to do it via surgery. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Upper jaw: When the upper jaw is normalized to the width of a lower with an expander, you will notice a less constricted archform and allow for better development of the teeth. Additionally, it will have the potential to open the nasal airway to improve breathing. All good things! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Call your doctor: Whether the expander is fixed or removable, you should call your doctor immediately. If the expander is fixed in the mouth, portions of it can be further fractured off and subsequently swallowed or aspirated. ...Read more
Smile wider...: Palate expander will expand the intermolar distance so that it would definitely increase the width of your smile, but not so noticeably in the facial width. It also will lower the palatal vault and increase nasal volume and thus help to treat oxygen deficiency which in many case eliminates the black ring beneath your eyes. This would change the appearance of your face. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
ANSWER: If the procedure is correctly done there is not going to be a space in the roof of your mouth. The pressure causes a bone junction between two sides to widen and it fills in from your body. Go speak to teh doctor that is doing the procedure and if you don't like the answer get a second opinion.;. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why?: I see no earthly reason for wearing an appliance that long. Once the 2 halves of the upper jaw fuse there is no way to correct transverse skeletal discrepancy without surgery. Please seek consultation with one or more qualified orthodontic specialists rather than with well-meaning but under-trained dentists who dabble in "tooth movement" which is not synonymous with "orthodontic treatment.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mouth keeps watering, but I assume it's from my palate expander. Could it be from something else?
See below: Palatal expansion is used when a young patient has a narrow or constricted palate. The goal is to widen the palate, or "roof" of the mouth which should be slightly wider than the mandible to provide optimum occlusion, which is to say, so that your teeth fit together the way god designed them to be. If the palate is narrow the upper teeth are slightly inside the lower teeth creating a cross bite. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Relief and joy: Palatal expander will cause some irritation to your gum due to hard ot access oral hygiene effort, localized gum inflammation, localize food impaction, interferene with the tongue function and movement, straining on your tooth. Your gum underneath may have sore spot and even bleeding. Brush and floss area clean. Notify your dentist if you see any unexpected tooth movement or relapse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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