Dr. Tajaddod has personally treated more than 3,000 patients with Palatal Expanders!
This special appliance, attached with bands or bonds, widens the roof of your mouth by gently separating the upper arch in the center of your plate.
WHY IS IT NECESSARY? To expand the upper jaw for a proper fit with the lower jaw, and to eliminate crossbites to make room for crowded teeth
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE? Usually anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks of turning the appliance remains longer while the new bone is generating in your expanded upper arch
WILL I FEEL IT MOVING? You many experience some initial discomfort and pressure and also a tingling sensation or itch underneath the appliance and on the bridge of your nose you will see a temporary space between your two upper front teeth
WHAT SHOULD I DO DURING TREATMENT? Eat a well balanced diet and use a toothbrush to carefully use around your appliance. Also, use a Water-Pik and mouth wash to keep your mouth free of spoiled irritating food particles. Lastly, take Tylenol for any discomfort AND MOST IMPORTANT: You or your parent must "Activate" your appliance as instructed by Dr. Tajaddod
YOUR APPLIANCE NEEDS TO BE ACTIVATED: ONCE A DAY (EVERY 24 HOURS) TWICE A DAY (EVERY 12 HOURS)
TO ACTIVTAE YOUR APLIANCE: 1. Use the special key with the plastic handle and then insert the key carefully into the hole or slot in the middle of your appliance
2. Push the key gently and steadily from the front, towards the back of your mouth. DO NOT BACK UP. Remove the key towards the throat. Pushing the key as far as possible brings forward a new Keyhole position. Now you're ready for your next activation.