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Palatal Expanders Explained: Achieving a Healthier Bite and Beautiful Smile

What is a palatal expander and how can it improve someone’s oral function? This orthodontic device is specifically designed to widen the upper jaw (palate) to improve dental alignment and overall oral health. This special oral appliance is most often used to help children and adolescents whose bones are still developing and more responsive to expansion. However, some adults may... read more »

When Should My Child First Be Seen for an Orthodontic Evaluation?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children between the ages of seven and nine should be evaluated by an orthodontist. There are times when early developmental treatment is indicated to correct situations before they become major problems. Examples include kids who have a problem sucking their thumb or kids who have a narrow jaw and need a palatal expander... read more »