Do I Need a Jaw Expander?

Do I Need a Jaw Expander WNY Orthodontists Free Consultation

Are you wondering what dental care you need? Is a jaw expander in your future? Our WNY orthodontists provide free consultations for those who are trying to plan their orthodontic treatments. Please keep reading to learn more about jaw expanders and then give us a call right away to set up your free first consultation.

What is a Jaw Expander?

A jaw expander is a device that encourages the jaw to grow wider in children. It is given to kids typically older than seven but still young enough that they have not stopped growing. It is also called a palatal expansion. This is an orthodontic treatment to help train the jaw. It is meant for children who have crossbites, overcrowding of their teeth, trouble breathing, and sleep apnea. It is a very common treatment that might be right for your child if they have these issues.

What is the Process of Getting a Jaw Expander?

Depending on the treatment that you need, you will either receive an expander that you can remove, or you will receive a fixed one that you cannot take out on your own.

When it is time to adjust the expander, your orthodontist is going to give you clear instructions on how to do that. There will be a key that goes into a hole in the expander that will be turned a diagnosed amount.

If you ever have any questions or concerns about your jaw expander, you can always reach out to our WNY orthodontists to talk through it and get the answers that you need.

Call Our Office Today

If you are looking for more information about a jaw expander, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our WNY orthodontists right away. We would be more than happy to get you set up with a free consultation.

To learn more, contact Orthodontists Associates of Western New York for a free screening.

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Orthodontists Associates of Western New York is proud to offer dentofacial orthodontic treatment throughout Buffalo, LancasterOleanHamburgOrchard Park, DunkirkEast Aurora, and Niagara Falls New York. If you have questions about dentofacial orthodontics, please contact one of our 7 convenient orthodontic offices to arrange a free consultation.

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