Airway Orthodontics

Palatal Expander

For people who have very narrow upper jaws and problems breathing through their nose, such as with upper airway resistance syndrome, we expand the upper jaw to be wider and the floor of the nose is expanded as well, to create more nasal volume. This is a common orthodontic treatment for children and adults. The palatal expander is an appliance to expand the upper jaw. It is an effective way to help open airways, provide more room for permanent teeth and also allow for more normal growth and development.

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