Palatal Expander

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    What is a Palatal Expander?

    palate expander - expander for your dental orthodontic needs

    A palatal expander is a special orthodontic appliance that “expands” (or widens) your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on your upper molars each time an adjustment is made. We will instruct you about when and how to adjust your new orthodontic appliance. When you achieve the desired expansion, you will wear the appliance for several months to solidify the expansion and prevent regression. The main purpose is to provide enough space for erupting teeth and prevent crowded teeth.

    Call Family Orthodontics at (952) 922-7117 or use our Request an Appointment form. We welcome patients from Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Edina, Golden Valley, St. Louis Park and close-by areas.