After evaluating a patient’s bite, our orthodontist may recommend a palatal expander in San Francisco, California, to widen the upper jaw to help the jaws fit together properly. This can improve the function and appearance of the smile. Contact OPDSF Orthodontics today at (415) 681-8500 to learn more and to schedule a visit with Dr. Peter Lee.
A palatal expander is an orthodontic appliance used to widen the upper jaw in order to help the upper and lower teeth fit together better. When you visit with our team, we will analyze your teeth and your bite to determine the services that are appropriate for your specific needs. Many of our patients require adjustments to their bite in order to help their top teeth and their bottom teeth fit together in a way that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. If your upper jaw is too narrow, our orthodontist may recommend a palatal expander to widen your jaw and allow space for the teeth to properly align.
The palatal expander works by gradually stretching the soft cartilage of the palate, making room for crowded permanent teeth without the need for extraction. Based on your individual needs and preferences, your expander may be removable or fixed. We can help you learn more about palatal expanders during your next appointment at our friendly office.
Our orthodontist and entire team are eager to accommodate your needs at our office.