Occasionally, we recommend treatments, such as expanders, that precede you or your child’s braces and help create better results. Expanders are used to widen the arch, create more space for the teeth to move, and ensure the upper and lower teeth fit together properly. They are particularly effective for developing teeth and crossbites.
Two great solutions
All our treatments are customised to your unique needs, which is why we offer two expander solutions, both fitted to the back teeth of the upper jaw:
Quad Helix Expander: Under compression, the expander will naturally push the upper jaw outwards, causing it to gently expand to match the width of the lower jaw.
Rapid Maxillary Expander: Widens the upper jaw by turning the screw in the middle, creating a gap between the top front teeth which is then reduced with fixed braces.
Benefits of expanders
Doesn’t have any long-term impact on speech or eating
Effectively aligns upper and lower jaw without surgery
Helps create space for teeth
Suitable for children with developing teeth and jaws
Prepares teeth for fixed brace treatment
Think your child could benefit from orthodontic treatment?
Book in a convenient time for a free orthodontic consultation with the experienced team at Orchard Orthodontics. We have years of experience effectively treating patients of all ages and will recommend the best treatment plan to give your child a stunning smile for years to come.