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.
Parson's Orthodontics is wonderful. We've had a great experience with them and our boys' teeth look fantastic. The office is state of the art and the staff is always friendly and efficient. Dr. Parsons is great with the kids and very informative and thorough with us so we know exactly where we are in the process. Highly recommend.
— John M.