As you the appliance, the palatal expander “expands” your top jaw by gently pressing on your upper molars. The adjustment process of your expander is explained in the following animation. Once the expansion is completed, you’ll wear the appliance every day in order to keep the enlargement in place and avoid regression. The retention process usually lasts a few months.
ADJUSTING THE PALATAL EXPANDER
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Tip the patient’s head back in a well-lit location.
Insert the key into the hole until it is securely fastened.
Place the key in the back of your mouth. You’ll see that the fender rotates and a new hole appears. When the key reaches the rear of the expander, the rotation comes to a halt.
To remove the key, press back and down toward the tongue. The key’s next insertion hole should now be visible.Back to Top