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Johnson Orthodontics

Palatal Expander

"Seven days without laughter makes one weak." - Mort Walker

The palatal expander "expands" (or widens) your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on your upper molars each time an adjustment is made. The instructions below will help you adjust your expander. When you achieve the desired expansion, you will wear the appliance for several months to solidify the expansion and to prevent narrowing of the palate.

Step 1

In a well-lit area tip the patient's head back.

Step 2

Place the key in the hole until it is firmly in place.

Step 3

Pushing the key towards the back of the mouth, you will notice the screw rotate and the new hole will appear. The rotation stops when the key meets the back of the expander.

Step 4

By pushing back and down towards the tongue, remove the key. The next hole for insertion of the key should now be visible. Watch Palatal Expander video here

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There has never been a better time to get the smile you've always wanted. Contact our office and schedule your complimentary exam to get started today. We look forward to meeting you and giving you something to smile about!