What are dental expanders?
Advanced Digital Orthodontics in Great Neck, NY is proud to offer dental expanders to our patients! Dental expanders are devices that are used to widen the arch of the teeth. They are usually made of metal and plastic and are connected by a wire that runs across the front of the teeth.
Dental (or palatal) expanders are used to correct a variety of dental problems. They can be used to correct an overbite, open bite, or crossbite. They can also be used to make room for crowded teeth or to widen the arch of the teeth.
Dental expanders are usually placed on the upper teeth, but they can also be placed on the lower teeth. The expander is attached to the teeth with brackets and wires. The expanders are adjusted gradually to widen the arch of the teeth.
The treatment time for palatal expanders varies depending on the individual case. In most cases, the expanders are worn for about 6 months. After the treatment is completed, the expanders are removed and the teeth are maintained with braces or other orthodontic devices.
If you are interested in learning more about dental expanders, please contact Advanced Digital Orthodontics.
Why do I need palatal expanders?
If you’ve been told by your orthodontist that you need a palatal expander, you might be wondering what exactly that is and why you need one. Here’s a quick overview. Your palate is the roof of your mouth, and it’s made up of two bones that fuse together in the back. A palatal expander is an appliance that helps to widen your palate by gently separating these two bones.
There are a few different reasons why your orthodontist might recommend a palatal expander. One common reason is that it can help to make room for your teeth. If your teeth are crowded, a palatal expander can create more space so that your teeth have room to move into their proper positions.
Another reason for using a palatal expander is that it can help with some speech problems. If your child has a narrow palate, this can cause problems with the way they make certain sounds. A palate expander can help to widen the palate and make it easier for your child to make these sounds correctly.
Finally, a palatal expander can also help to relieve some of the pressure that’s on your teeth. If your teeth are pushed together too tightly, this can cause problems with your bite. A palatal expander can help to relieve this pressure and improve your bite.
If your orthodontist has recommended a palatal expander, they will carefully customize it to fit your mouth. Once it’s in place, you’ll need to turn it a few times a day to gradually widen your palate. This process usually takes a few weeks, and then you’ll need to wear the appliance for several months to keep your palate widened.
If you have any questions about palatal expanders or any other orthodontic treatment, we’d be happy to answer them. Give us a call or come in for a consultation today.
Do dental expanders hurt?
Most people don’t know that their teeth can move at any age. You may not have thought about it, but as you get older, your teeth can shift. And, if you have certain conditions, like teeth grinding (bruxism), your teeth can move even faster. If your teeth have moved, you may be considering braces or other orthodontic treatments to move them back into place. But you may be wondering, do dental expanders hurt?
The answer is, that expanders can cause some discomfort, but it is usually temporary and manageable. When your expander is first placed, you may feel some pressure in your teeth and jaws. This is normal and will go away as your teeth adjust to the expander.
You may also feel some discomfort when the expander is turned. This is also normal and should only last for a few days. If the discomfort is severe or lasts longer than a few days, please call our office.
Overall, expanders are a safe and effective way to move teeth. The discomfort is usually temporary and manageable. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office. We would be happy to help you!
How much do dental expanders cost?
Advanced Digital Orthodontics in Great Neck, NY strives to provide the best possible care for our patients. Part of providing the best care possible is making sure that our patients are informed about the treatments they receive and the costs associated with those treatments. In this blog post, we’ll be discussing the cost of dental expanders.
Dental expanders are used to treat a variety of orthodontic problems. They work by gradually widening the upper or lower jaw. This helps to create more space for the teeth and can ultimately improve the alignment of the teeth and bite.
The cost of dental expanders varies depending on the type of expander and the orthodontic problem that is being treated. However, the average cost of dental expanders is between $500 and $2000.
Some insurance plans will cover the cost of dental expanders. However, it’s important to check with your insurance provider to see if they will cover the cost of your specific treatment.
At Advanced Digital Orthodontics, we understand that the cost of treatment can be a concern for our patients. We offer a variety of financing options to make treatment more affordable. We also offer a free initial consultation so that you can learn more about our services and how we can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
If you have any questions about the cost of dental expanders or any other orthodontic treatment, we encourage you to contact us today. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and help you get started on the path to the perfect smile!