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Palate Expander

Transform Your Smile with Palate Expanders at Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics

Welcome to Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics! Our dedicated team is here to help you achieve a healthier, more beautiful smile. With locations in Northborough, Marlborough, Newton Centre, and Worcester, MA, our experienced orthodontists, Dr. Roberto S. Carvalho and Dr. Menachem D. Roth, provide top-tier care and personalized treatment plans. One of our key treatments is the use of palate expanders, which are essential for both children and adults.

What is a Palate Expander?

A palate expander is a device used to widen the upper jaw, creating more space in the mouth. This helps address issues like overcrowded teeth, crossbites, and breathing problems. By gradually expanding the upper jaw, we can improve teeth alignment and overall oral health.

How Does a Palate Expander Work?

A palate expander fits against the roof of your mouth and attaches to the upper molars. It consists of two halves connected by a screw. By turning this screw with a special key, gentle pressure is applied, encouraging the jawbone halves to move apart and widen the upper jaw over time.

Step-by-Step Process:

  1. Consultation and Customization: Dr. Carvalho and Dr. Roth evaluate your orthodontic needs. If a palate expander is recommended, impressions of your teeth are taken to create a custom-fit device.
  2. Placement: The expander is placed in the mouth and secured to the upper molars. You’ll receive instructions on turning the screw and the schedule for doing so.
  3. Expansion Phase: Over several weeks or months, you will turn the screw as directed, gradually widening your palate. Regular check-ups ensure the expansion progresses as planned.
  4. Retention Phase: Once the desired expansion is achieved, the device remains in place for a few months to stabilize the bones in their new position.

Benefits of Palate Expanders

Palate expanders offer many benefits, including:

  • Improved Teeth Alignment: More space allows teeth to align properly, reducing the need for extractions and simplifying future treatments.
  • Enhanced Breathing: A wider palate improves airflow, addressing issues like snoring and sleep apnea.
  • Balanced Facial Structure: Expanding the upper jaw can lead to a more balanced facial appearance.
  • Long-Term Oral Health: Proper teeth alignment reduces the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and jaw pain.

Who Can Benefit from a Palate Expander?

Palate expanders are often used for children and teenagers, whose jawbones are still growing and more adaptable. However, adults can also benefit from this treatment due to advancements in orthodontic technology. Dr. Carvalho and Dr. Roth will assess your needs to determine the most effective plan.

Why Choose Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics?

At Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics, we combine expertise, advanced technology, and a patient-centered approach to provide outstanding care. Dr. Carvalho and Dr. Roth’s extensive experience ensures each patient receives personalized and effective treatment.

Our Locations:

  • Northborough, MA: Conveniently located to serve the Northborough community.
  • Marlborough, MA: Comprehensive care for Marlborough residents.
  • Newton Centre, MA: A welcoming environment for all your orthodontic needs.
  • Worcester, MA: Top-quality services for Worcester and the surrounding areas.

We invite you to schedule a consultation today to learn more about how palate expanders can transform your smile and improve your oral health. At Carvalho & Roth Orthodontics, your journey to a healthier, more beautiful smile starts here.

Contact us to book an appointment at any of our convenient locations and take the first step towards a brighter future for your smile.

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