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  • Removable palatal expander

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  • Bonded palatal expander

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Robust Dental Expander

A dental expander, also known as an orthodontic expander or palatal expansion, is a personalized dental appliance used to widen the upper jaw or lower jaw, creating more space for teeth to properly align. It’s often used in orthodontic treatments for issues like crowding or a narrow jaw. The expander applies gentle pressure to gradually separate the bones in the upper jaw, allowing for adjustments and alignment of teeth.

When an orthodontic case cannot be treated with braces or clear aligners, a dental expander can be helpful. Therefore, an orthodontic treatment often combines dental expanders and clear aligners. This helps fix complex orthodontic cases, and greatly shorten the treatment period.

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Removable Expander

A removable expander (or removable palatal expander) consists of dental expansion screw, expansion wire and acrylic. Unlike fixed expanders, this device can be removed by the patient. It’s custom-made and typically used in cases where gradual expansion is needed. By regularly adjusting the expander as per the orthodontist’s instructions, the device helps widen the palate, making space for teeth alignment and addressing issues related to overcrowding or a narrow jaw.

Composite Inlay/Onlay

Hyrax Rapid Palatal Expander

The Hyrax rapid palatal expander, or called matillary expander or rapid expander, is a fixed expansion appliance. It is a custom-made palatal expander that includes two metal wings with casting bands that fit precisely around molar teeth. The Hyrax rapid palatal expander is designed to widen the upper jaw quickly through a screw mechanism that’s adjusted regularly, gradually expanding the palate.

Composite Inlay/Onlay

Bonded Palatal Expander

A bonded palatal expander, also known as matillary expander or rapid expander, includes screws and arylic. It is a dental device used to widen usually the upper jaw. It’s fixed in place by bonding it to the teeth and typically used in orthodontic treatment to address issues like crowding or a narrow upper arch, but also in a much faster way. The amazing part is that the acylic part can be a good support for the expansion, if the patient has a crossbite (Class 3 bite).

Robust Dental Expander Specification

Product: Dental Expander
Expander resin: Dentaurum from Germany
Expander screw: Dentaurum from Germany
Expander wire: Dentaurum from Germany
Way of manufacturing: Traditional way
Design software: 3Shape
Our Scanning Device: 3Shape

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Dental expander FAQ Guide

1. Advantages of dental expanders

There are several advantages of dental expanders:

  • They effectively address problems like overcrowding, narrow arches, or crossbites by creating space in the mouth.
  • They can address more complex orthodontic problems than braces and clear aligners.
  • They can prepare the mouth for braces or other orthodontic treatments by creating necessary space for teeth alignment.
  • Dental expanders are non-invasive and provide a conservative approach to correcting certain dental issues without the need for surgery.
  • The expansion rate and duration can be adjusted by the orthodontist to suit individual needs.
  •  By expanding the upper jaw, dental expanders can improve the bite and contribute to a more harmonious facial structure.

2. Disadvantages of dental expanders

Certainly! Some other disadvantages of dental expanders can include:

  • Initially, it can cause soreness in the mouth, especially during adjustments.
  • It might affect speech temporarily until the mouth adjusts to the device.
  • With fixed expanders, is requires extra attention to keep the expander and surrounding areas clean to avoid issues like decay or gum problems.
  • Some people may find fixed expanders challenging to eat certain foods until they get used to the expander.
  • Depending on the case, wearing the expander can take several months, requiring regular adjustments and monitoring by a dentist or orthodontist.
  • There’s a slight risk of breakage or damage to the expander if proper care isn’t taken.

Always consult with your dentist or orthodontist to understand the specific advantages and disadvantages of using a dental expander. You will be amazed about  what dental expanders can bring to you in just a few months.

3. How to care for your palatal expanders?

Caring for your palatal expander is necessary. It involves a few key steps:

  • Oral Hygiene — Brush your teeth thoroughly, including around the expander, after every meal. Use floss or a water flosser to clean between the expander and your teeth.
  • Avoid Certain Foods — Stay away from sticky or hard foods that could damage the expander or get stuck in it.
  • Regular Check-ups — Attend scheduled appointments with your orthodontist for adjustments and to ensure the expander is working correctly.
  • Communication — If you experience any discomfort or notice any issues with the expander, inform your orthodontist promptly.

Following these steps will help maintain the expander and ensure successful treatment.

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