В re adult palate expander 8 post by ibeezee sat feb 18, 2012 604 pm i havent had any experience with adult palate expanders myself, but most of the research i have done and orthos i have spoke with say they do not make much difference in adults.
As shown in the pictures here, i have measured 4mm of transverse palate expansion as an adult. Coupled with the expansion from over a year before the purchase of the expander, i would conservatively estimate that i have achieved 6 to 7mm of palate expansion in the past 2 years.
Traditional palate expanders attempt to expand the maxilla by exerting forces on teeth. Most dentists rightly believe that palate expansion in adults is dangerous and difficult using traditional orthodontic palate expanders.
A palatal expander is a device in the field of orthodontics which is used to widen the upper jaw (maxilla) so that the bottom and upper teeth will fit together better. Although the use of an expander is most common in children and adolescents 8-18 years of age, it can also be used in adults, although expansion is slightly more uncomfortable and takes longer.
В is palatal expansion possible in adults by dr mike mew this video is for information purposes only, it not intended as an advertisement or to endorse any treatment type or approach.
The expander was maintained for 12 weeks and then replaced with a removable retainer. (in adults, i now activate no more frequently than every other day and, often, every third to fifth day. Thus, for adult patients, the technique is better described as slow maxillary expansion rather than rapid maxillary expansion.).
At first, the palate expander may feel uncomfortable and bulky.
To begin this article with no ambiguity adult palate expansion without surgery is not only possible, but normal and expected. The modern medical community is split on natural palate expansion, yet more and more practitioners have reported non surgical results with patients who are late into life.
Do they work for adults? Orthodontists do not recommend palate expanders for adults because jaws and palates fully develop in the early 20s (at the latest). Expanders are most effective when the bone sutures have not fully formed yet. All types of expanders, including removable expanders, are completely safe to eat with.
В palate expanders work because the upper jaw is really two bones that are not connected together when young. At your age they are fused and thus no bone expansion can be done.