Drs. Joseph Ciccio & Peter Demarest

Joseph Ciccio DDS & Peter Demarest DMD
New York Office
117 East 77th Street, Suite 1A | New York, New York 10075
(212) 535-0515
Bronxville Office
1 Pondfield Road, Suite 304 | Bronxville, New York 10708
(914) 337-4700
Palatal Expander - New York Bronxville NY- Drs Joseph Ciccio and Peter Demarest

Palatal Expander

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The 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.

Step 1

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

Step 2

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

Step 3

Pushing 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

By pushing back and down toward the tongue, remove the key. The next hole for insertion of the key should now be visible.

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