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What will a palate expander effect?

What will a palate expander effect?

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 more

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Palate Expander (Definition)

A palatal expander, also known as a rapid palatal expander, rapid maxillary expansion appliance, palate expander or orthodontic expander, is used to widen the upper jaw so that the bottom and upper teeth ...Read more


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Will a palate expander still be needed if wisdom teeth are pulled out?

Maybe: Extracting wisdom teeth is not related to the need for palatal expansion. If your palate is narrow, palatal expansion would help to gain room for crowded teeth and possibly correcting cross bites. Usually works much better in children and teenagers, then in adults where the jaw has completed growth. ...Read more

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How much pain will a palate expander cause? The orthodontist has said that our daughter is going to need to use a palate expander before she gets braces. To me, this sounds like something that might be really painful. Can we expect her to feel a lot of pa

How much pain will a palate expander cause? The orthodontist has said that our daughter is going to need to use a palate expander before she gets braces. To me, this sounds like something that might be really painful. Can we expect her to feel a lot of pa

No real discomfort!: A palatial expander sounds worse than it is, but is a simple appliance that can greatly reduce the overall time a child is in orthodontic therapy and simplify the final course of treatment. A parent's role is to help their understand the importance of this treatment and help them follow through! in fact, often times a palatial expander negates the need to extract adult teeth in the overall plan. ...Read more

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How does a palate expander work?

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 more

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Can anyone explain a palate expander?

Can anyone explain a palate expander?

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 more

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Does the palate expander make face wider?

Does the palate expander make face wider?

Not noticeably : A palate expander spreads the midline of the upper jawbone less than a centimeter. Since the appliance works symmetrically, half the total spread adds a minuscule amount of width to the bone to create a few mm of space in the arch for the teeth. The facial width is determined primarily by the cheekbones, muscles and fat deposits under the skin. ...Read more

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My palate expander broke! what should I do?

Call your doctor: Whether or not 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

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Where does the key for a palate expander go?

key hole: Should be a hole in the main apparatus that the key fits into. ...Read more

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Could a palate expander cause speech problems?

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. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does a palate expander really do?

Expands the palate: It really does expand the palate! the name they came up for it perfectly describes what it does. In essence, it moves bones of the maxilla that have not yet fused, thereby expanding the palate. ...Read more

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Palate (Definition)

The palate is the anatomical description of the roof of the mouth. It separated into two parts: the hard palate (more forward) and the soft palate (which is closer to the throat), it separates the mouth ...Read more