EXPANDING THE JAW TO AVOID CROWDING
STATE OF THE ART CHOICES FOR INFORMED PATIENTS.
The palatal expander is an appliance used to gradually widen the upper jaw. This appliance is bonded to the upper teeth and has a screw in the middle for widening. In growing patients this is a simple, pain-less procedure that can create a fuller smile and allow for dental crowding to be resolved without the need to remove teeth.