When the jaw is not developing correctly it may require a palate expander – a device that works to painlessly spread the palate, so the teeth can come in correctly. This treatment is often used on younger patients.
When a palate expander is in place, the upper jaw is slowly expanded so that the teeth can grow into place rather than coming in crooked, crossed, or unevenly. This treatment could be effective in avoiding the need for braces later.
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