Palatal Expander Services in Corpus Christi
Giving You Straighter Teeth in Half the Time
Making your Million Dollar Smile can require some adjustments to your bite. At Vaughan & Vaughan, we help our patients with palatal expanders to help them create the necessary space for their teeth to fill in the way they are supposed to. With over 50 years in practice, our Corpus Christi orthodontist can help you find your way to a more beautiful smile in as much comfort as possible. Call today to schedule your free smile evaluation and learn more about how we can help.
Ready to find your most beautiful smile? Call Vaughan & Vaughan by dialing (361) 210-3481 or contacting us online to get started.
Benefits of a Palatal Expander
Each smile is different, and because bodies grow so differently, there are situations where a person’s jaw develops so that their bite doesn’t match up or fit squarely. A palatal expander is used to spread the maxilla and allow the teeth to fit together in a more comfortable, snug bite.
Situations where a palatal expander may be necessary could include:
- Impacted teeth: Some teeth don’t make it through the gums, eventually causing pain, discomfort, and a bite that doesn’t line up properly. A palatal expander can help create space for the impacted tooth to drop down naturally and fill in where it should.
- Crossbite: This occurs when the upper jaw is narrower than the lower jaw, making the bite of the top teeth to fall within the inside of the lower teeth. Over time, this can lead to jaw problems. It can be easily remedied with a palatal expander.
- Crowding: Not all jaws are big enough to allow the teeth in, causing some teeth to turn a little bit sideways in order to make it into the mouth. A palatal expander can create space to allow the bite to form correctly.
Fixing Your Bite at Home
Vaughan & Vaughan can install palatal expanders that you can adjust at home. A fitting in the middle of the device can be turned by a special key that will allow patients to make adjustments easily. You may notice some soreness for a few minutes, but many patients claim there is less discomfort than tightening braces. Call Vaughan & Vaughan today to learn more about your Corpus Christi orthodontist visit.
Dial (361) 210-3481 now to get started.