Monday, July 2, 2018

Alex's Palatal Expander

so what this thing that makes my daughter Alex so busy each week? her newly expander. so what is that all about?
check this xray? that's Alex's teeth orientation and this should not go on, something need to be fix the soonest...how?
we went to her dentist and the pediatric orthodontist explained to us about putting an expander on her.
a major benefit of receiving orthodontic treatment in childhood is that it's possible to take advantage on a youngster's own natural growth process to treat or even prevent bad bites. A palatal expander is a device design to help us do that.

Palatal expanders create more space in a child's mouth by gradually widening the upper jaw. Although this may sound scary, it's really quite easy - both to do and to tolerate. That's because the upper jaw actually develops as two separate halves that don't completely fuse together until sometime after puberty. Before that happens, the two bones can gently be separated and stabilized over a period of several months.
 second visit, a week after


so, how expanders works? to activate the device, you simply turn the screw a very small amount each day with a special key. This induces tension at the junction of the two palatal bones, causing them to gradually move apart.




what to take note...

expanders cost 50,000 and to be done in 3 to 6 months
stay blessed!

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