Palatal Expander

palatal-expander

palatal expander modelThe palatal expander "expands" (or widens) your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on your upper molars each time an adjustment is made. The animation below will instruct you about when and how to adjust your expander. When you achieve the desired expansion, you will wear the appliance for several months to solidify the expansion and to prevent regression.

Adjusting the palatal expander

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

Step 1

Step 1

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

Step 2

Step 2

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

Step 3

Step 3

Push the key toward the back of the mouth. You will notice the fender will rotate and the new hole will appear. The rotation stops when the key meets the back of the expander.

Step 4

Step 4

Press back and down toward the tongue to remove the key. The next hole for insertion of the key should now be visible.

Dearborn Office

2211 Monroe St. Dearborn, MI 48124

Hours of Operation

Dearborn Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

Closed

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Novi Office

27250 Wixom Rd. Suite #B Novi, MI 48374

Hours of Operation

Novi Office Hours

Monday:

Closed

Tuesday:

Closed

Wednesday:

Closed

Thursday:

Closed

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

(Fall and Winter)

Sunday:

Closed