Expand Your Knowledge on Expanders
A palate expander is an appliance that fits near the roof of the mouth. It
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ennie Fried of West Bloomfield is
thrilled to celebrate her special birth-
day at a brunch surrounded by her
children, grandchildren and great-grand-
children. In addition, her sister and nieces
and nephews will join in the festivities.
Jennie is fortunate to mark this momentous
event in good health and with an excellent
widens the palate to improve the way the upper and lower jaws fit together,
and can make room to fit into alignment crowded or un-erupted teeth. When
ids are growing and teeth are erupting (or will soon), the orthodontist may
ecide to make more room to accommodate the teeth, as opposed to what
as been prevalent in years past of extracting teeth. This is a benefit of a
palate expander. Sometimes special orthodontic wires during braces allow
or enough expansion. This is a decision for an experienced orthodontist
The expander may take a few days to get used to. Chewing, swallowing or
talking may seem awkward. The mouth or nose may even feel tingly, or one
may experience a minor headache. You may choose to utilize an over-the-
counter pain reliever at the beginning but soon will not require any. The
expander is worn typically for about 3-6 months.
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Dr. Marsha Beattie
In about a week or so, you may see a gap between the front teeth, That's
a sign the expander is working. These gaps may close on their own, and is
not a sign the expander has stopped working. The teeth have elastic fibers
between them and sometimes move the teeth back together at different rates.
This is why gaps may not form on some kids.
Most expanders need to be activated once a day. This may be tricky at first
but soon you will get the hang of it. The expander is left in the mouth for a
while after the last activation for stabilization.
Expanders may be fixed or removable. The vast majority of orthodontists
use fixed or non-removable due to their greater efficiency, predictability, and
inability to get lost, misplaced or not worn.
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ane and Chuck Kessler of West
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