This appliance is used to expand the upper jaw and to correct crossbites. The appliance is essentially self-activating and the orthodontist will carry out any extra activation required.
It is often used in conjunction with fixed braces.
Some speech problems can occur initially but the tongue will adapt. Practice clear speech by reading out aloud. The appliance is cemented to the upper molar teeth. Some temporary indentations may develop on the tongue. These will disappear when the appliance is removed.
Keep appliance clean by normal brushing and avoid hard and sticky food.
If the appliance feels loose or different at any stage please call the office.
Call us if you have any questions or concerns.