The palatal expander is an orthodontic appliance that widens your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on your upper molars each time an adjustment is made. Palatal expanders are frequently used to correct dental crossbites, underbites, and resolve dental crowding. Dr. Parsons will design a custom palatal expander appliance and instruct you about when and how to adjust your expander. When you achieve the desired expansion, you will wear the appliance for several months to solidify the expansion and to prevent regression.
Dr. Parsons and her staff are wonderful! They are knowledgeable, kind, welcoming, honest and incredibly flexible, especially with last minute cancellations! Anxiety and nervousness are common emotions when getting braces but this staff brings a calming presence at every visit, explaining each step of the process in detail, that alleviate those feelings. They are very respectful of your time and there?s never a wait; patients are taken back immediately. My child walks out with a smile after every appointment. I highly recommend Dr. Parsons for your orthodontic needs!
— Valerie Kangas