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PALATAL EXPANDER INSTRUCTIONS

The palatal expander "expands" (or widens) your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on
your upper molars each time an adjustment is made. The animation below will instruct
you about when and how to adjust your expander. When you achieve the desired
expansion, you will wear the appliance for several months to solidify the expansion and
to prevent regression.

 

 

STEP 1

In a well-lit area, tip the patient's head back.

 

STEP 2

Place the key in the hole until it is firmly in place.

 

STEP 3

Pushing the key toward the back of the mouth, you will notice the fender will rotate and
the new hole will appear. The rotation stops when the key meets the back of the expander.

 

STEP 4

By pushing back and down toward the tongue, remove the key. The next hole for
insertion of the key should now be visible.

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