Congratulations! You now have your expander fitted and are on your way to broadening your upper jaw to result in a bigger and more beautiful smile!
Please find some commonly asked questions below and remember, if you are ever concerned about anything, please feel free to contact our practice on 8814 9941.
What to expect after fitting an Upper Expander?
You may expect the following after we fit the Orthodontic Expander:
If you’re having any discomfort, you can take a pain reliever such as Panadol or Nurofen (ask your pharmacist for advice).
Remember that these symptoms are normal and only temporary. You will get used to the expander in no time!
Tips to remember when turning an Upper Orthodontic Expander
While there are several types of orthodontic expanders to correct a narrow upper jaw and provide more space for crowded teeth, a more common type is a fixed expander that requires turning with a key, usually for a period of 28-35 days, or as adviced by your orthodontist.
How to clean and look after your expander