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The palatal expander "expands" (or widens) your top jaw by placing gentle pressure on your upper molars every time an convey is made. The computer animation below will certainly instruct you around when and also how to change your expander. As soon as you attain the wanted expansion, you will certainly wear the appliance for numerous months come solidify the expansion and also to stop regression.

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Adjusting the palatal expander

You can also download these instructions in a printable PDF document.


Step 1

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


Step 2

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


Step 3

Push the key toward the earlier of the mouth. You will an alert the fender will rotate and the brand-new hole will appear. The rotation stops when the vital meets the ago of the expander.


Step 4

Press earlier and down toward the tongue to remove the key. The next hole for insertion that the an essential should currently be visible.

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