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How The Palate Grows With A Pacifier Used
My child is barely 2. He only gets a pacifier at nap/bed time for past yr. Will it harm his teeth or palate development if he has it another year?
Deciduous Teeth: Limited to nap and bedtime as a "sleep transitioner" to help soothe him to sleep - not at all. Children usually spit these out after some time asleep anyways. If the habit extends beyond bedtime and into later years, then yes indeed it can affect eruption patterns and lead to flaring of teeth. A pedodontist would be the best to confirm this for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See expert: Palatal expansion for adults, with fused sutures, almost invariably requires both a fixed orthopedic expander and jaw surgery. Procedure called SARPE, Surgically Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion, and requires collaboration between an Orthodontic Specialist and an Oral Surgeon. Success rate approaches 100%. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long do children usually have to wear palate expanders for? It looks like out son is might have to get a palate expander, and i'm wondering how long i can expect him to need it for. Will we have to get more than one as he grows?
Age dependent: There are different types of palatal expanders often used at different ages. In pre-teen years, expanders may be in place for 6-9 months. Teenagers, it may be 4-6 months. But these estimates are all highly variable. There are rare circumstances when more than one expander may be used in different phases and at different ages for the same patient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allograft used on a few bottom front teeth needed to be redone. Nerve endings very painful. Does the palate have as many sensitive nerve endings?
Allograft?: You probably meant autograft. Allograft tissue, taken from another person, takes longer to incorporate into the recipient's body. Allografts avoid the need for a donor site and provides an unlimited quantity of tissue for generalized root covering treatments. I hope it makes sense. ...Read more
How long does it take to get used to a palate expander? I got a palate expander two days ago, and talking and eating both feel weird. How long does it usually take to get used to one of these?
Palatal expander: Palatal expanders may take a person up to two weeks or more to get used to depending upon the degree of sensitivity of the individual and then each time the expander is activated one may need to acclimate to the appliance. If the discomfort is too unbearable, have the appliance reevaluated for possible modifications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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