Removable expander is a removable appliance that is worn to expand your arches. Expansion is carried out lower with this appliance.
For optimal results your appliance should be worn 24 hours a day and removed only for eating and brushing. An adult needs to turn the key to ensure proper activation. You may feel pressure shortly after activation; therefore we recommend turning the key before bedtime. Ensure that the appliance is seated in your mouth properly especially after activation. If your appliance is fitting improperly or does not seat all the way, please call our office so that it can be adjusted.
Expansion is normally active for 4-6 months with compliance then wear is continued to maintain space and promote bone development in the dental arches. In some cases a gap will appear in between the front teeth. Don’t be alarmed, we are creating space for your other permanent teeth. Please bring the appliance to each appointment.
To keep your appliance clean, brush it every time you brush your teeth and soak in denture cleaner at least 3 times a week. You will receive a case to store your appliances when it is not in your mouth or being cleaned, make sure that it is in the case.