At Watson Orthodontics, we offer palatal expanders as a treatment option to help correct dental issues such as overcrowding, crossbite, and narrow arches. A palatal expander is a device that is custom fitted to the roof of your mouth and is used to gradually widen the upper jaw.
The palatal expander works by applying gentle pressure to the upper molars, gradually widening the upper jaw. This creates more space for teeth to align properly and can also improve breathing and sleeping patterns in some cases.
The device is typically worn for several months and may require some adjustments during that time. Our team will work closely with you to monitor your progress and ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Palatal expanders are typically recommended for children and young adolescents, as their jaws are still developing, and the treatment is most effective at that age. However, adults with certain dental issues may also benefit from the use of a palatal expander.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a healthier, more beautiful smile.