Palatal Expanders

Widening Smiles, Improving Bites

What are Palatal Expanders and How Do They Work?

Here at Rangewood Orthodontics, we want to help you make the most of your orthodontic treatment and ensure a healthy, beautiful smile. That's why we've put together some tips and techniques to help you maintain good oral hygiene with braces.

Gentle Pressure, Lasting Results

Palatal expanders work by applying gentle, constant pressure to the roof of the mouth, gradually widening the upper jaw over time. This creates more space for the teeth to shift into the proper position, resulting in a more aligned and healthy smile.

Why are Palatal Expanders Necessary?

Palatal expanders are often used in children and teenagers who have a narrow upper jaw, or crossbite. This can cause a variety of dental issues, including difficulty biting and chewing, speech impediments, and even facial asymmetry. By expanding the upper jaw, palatal expanders help correct these issues and ensure a healthy, functional bite.

What is the Process for Receiving a Palatal Expander?

The process for receiving a palatal expander typically begins with a consultation with an orthodontist. Your orthodontist will evaluate your bite and determine if a palatal expander is necessary. If so, they will custom fit the device to your mouth and provide instructions for use. The process is gradual and painless, and typically takes several months to complete.

How to Care for Your Palatal Expander

To floss with braces, use a waxed floss or a floss threader to slide the floss under the main wire of your braces. Then, gently move the floss up and down along each side of each tooth, making sure to get below the gumline. Our orthodontic team will be happy to demonstrate flossing techniques during your appointment to ensure you're doing it correctly.

Why Choose Rangewood Orthodontics for Your Palatal Expander Treatment?

At Rangewood Orthodontics, our team of experienced orthodontists provides top-notch palatal expander treatment for patients of all ages. We use only the latest, most advanced technology, and our commitment to patient comfort and satisfaction is unmatched. If you or a loved one needs a palatal expander, trust Rangewood Orthodontics for all your orthodontic needs.

Transform your smile with Rangewood Orthodontics

With our experienced and board-certified orthodontists and state-of-the-art technology, Rangewood Orthodontics provides customized care to families throughout Southern Colorado. Our flexible payment options and affordable prices make achieving a beautiful and healthy smile easier than ever before. Schedule your consultation today and join the thousands of patients who have transformed their smile with Rangewood Orthodontics.

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