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What tool is used to crank a palate widener?

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Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Palatal expander

Either a fixed (cemented) appliance or a removal one are orthodontic devises used to widen the palatal arch.
A key is typically used to turn the expansion screws to the desired width.

In brief: Palatal expander

Either a fixed (cemented) appliance or a removal one are orthodontic devises used to widen the palatal arch.
A key is typically used to turn the expansion screws to the desired width.
Dr. Sal Aragona
Dr. Sal Aragona
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Wire Key

The dentist that applied the palatal expander gave you the tool.
Its a wire that inserts into a slot/hole that enables you tjo turn the screw to a more open/wider position. If you need another call your orthodontist for help.

In brief: Wire Key

The dentist that applied the palatal expander gave you the tool.
Its a wire that inserts into a slot/hole that enables you tjo turn the screw to a more open/wider position. If you need another call your orthodontist for help.
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A key

There is a key tool that is used to turn the palatal expander in small incremental movements.
This will slowly expand the width of the upper jaw bone.

In brief: A key

There is a key tool that is used to turn the palatal expander in small incremental movements.
This will slowly expand the width of the upper jaw bone.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dentistry

In brief: A key

A key looked like a small rod (1.
6mm diameter) inserted into a small hole in the middle of the appliance and push inward to expand the palate. Try to avoid retract the key outward since this will reverse the expansion.

In brief: A key

A key looked like a small rod (1.
6mm diameter) inserted into a small hole in the middle of the appliance and push inward to expand the palate. Try to avoid retract the key outward since this will reverse the expansion.
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui
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