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Palatal Expansion

Palatal expansion is an orthodontic treatment used for correcting misalignment, overcrowding, trouble breathing, crossbite, underbite, cleft palate repair, crowded teeth, and impacted teeth. It widens the upper jaw and makes room for the eruption of permanent teeth in their correct position in children. Palatal expanders will help in the expansion of the palatal region.

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Is it a good thing to have the palate coming down after using Schwarz appliance?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a question regarding the Schwarz appliance. I have been wearing it for a couple of weeks now, and I have noticed that, on expanding the upper palate, the palate has come down and it became less shallow. Why is it so? Is it a good thing to have the palate coming down? How should be...  Read Full »

Dr. Georgios Chatzopoulos

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As a part of our body, palate comes in many shapes and sizes. It may be deeper, more shallow, flatter and it may include a torus palatinus. This appliance, which, you are using now, modifies your palate and it helps to erase some orthodontic problems. As long as the age...  Read Full »

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