Palatal Expansion through Expander Device Use
To set the stage properly, we want to assume that you understand the importance of taking your child to see the dentist at a young age. The dentist can with that visit and that evaluation establish a foundation, a baseline, a starting point as your youngster continues to grow. Out of one of these earlier appointments, as the permanent teeth begin to erupt, the dentist may identify an issue related to space. With the teeth that have come in its immediately determined that the jaw line and the alignment is going to end up with a serious crowding issue. This is when the palatal expansion is introduced. We’ll explain other indications in the youngster’s mouth that may warrant the palatal expansion, how the device works, and the end results and benefits of going through the process.
Final Results and Benefits of having the Palatal Expansion Process
During the process your youngster may find it challenging to speak and eat normally because of the placement of the expander. They will feel the pressure every time the screw or key is turned as well.
Often times after a successful palatal expansion you might see a gap between the two front teeth. Dr. Pan will determine if this gap will close naturally or if any additional orthodontic procedures are necessary to complete the revamping of the jaw alignment and the rebirth of a brand-new smile.
Even though the process sounds a bit scary it is perfectly safe, a regular procedure and has many benefits. The cross bite is corrected, the impacted tooth is allowed to erupt to save a natural tooth, and the bite pattern is normal. You will subliminally take a big step in the development of your child. Not enough is said about the value of a smile and the impact that smile has on our self-esteem and self-confidence. And when is this more important than the development of a child. With a nice smile that child will carry and present himself or herself ever so differently.
This also is the perfect time to develop good oral hygiene habits for your youngster. Encourage them to brush their teeth at least twice a day and to do it well, not to rush like children like to. Also show them how to floss their teeth and the benefits of doing so. Palatal expansion is a great first step in heading in the right direction in correcting a life-long smile.
Pan Orthodontics Philosophy
To treat our patients as our families and to treat others as how we want to be treated. From your first phone call to the moment your new smile is born, everything in our office is set up to ensure an excellent experience with us. We will always listen to you and improve with your suggestions.
Our Commitment to You
We will continue to keep up with the ever growing digital technologies to improve your orthodontic experience. We also commit to always help you find the most convenient time for your visit with us.