Expansion Plate Orthodontics in Rockhampton – Creating A Better Bite

While teeth overcrowding may sound like merely a cosmetic issue, it can actually wreak havoc on your dental and overall health in many ways. One way to correct overcrowded teeth is through the use of expansion plates.

Also known as a palatal expander, expansion plates in Rockhampton are custom designed to slowly expand the upper or lower palate in order to create more room for teeth to grow naturally. The end result should be a beautifully aligned bite and a healthier smile.

Expansion Plate Orthodontics in Rockhampton – Creating A Better Bite

While teeth overcrowding may sound like merely a cosmetic issue, it can actually wreak havoc on your dental and overall health in many ways. One way to correct overcrowded teeth is through the use of expansion plates.

Also known as a palatal expander, expansion plates in Rockhampton are custom designed to slowly expand the upper or lower palate in order to create more room for teeth to grow naturally. The end result should be a beautifully aligned bite and a healthier smile.

Expansion Plate Orthodontics in Emerald/Rockhampton – Purpose and Results

The main purpose of a palatal expander is to create a wider mouth arch without the need for surgery, or without having to remove any existing teeth. Expansion plates are generally used in children who have developing mouths but can also be used on adults.

Our custom expansion plates are a fixed appliance which is inserted into position by our experienced dentist. Once anchored around the four molars, a key is used to widen the expander daily. This gently and slowly forces the bones of the mouth arch outwards and eventually, after approximately 9 months, patients can expect stunning results consisting of a beautifully straight smile where there is sufficient room for all teeth to grow naturally and healthily.

Why Trust Us with Your Child’s Orthodontic Treatment?

Being told that you need to wear an expansion plate can be a daunting experience for any child or adult. Our dentists in Rockhampton and Emerald take the time to explain in detail why the process is needed and how the treatment should work. We’re passionate about creating beautiful smiles and will use our extensive experience to ensure that you have the great looking healthy smile you deserve.

If your child has overcrowded teeth, then come and talk to our trusted team about how contemporary dental expansion plate orthodontics in Rockhampton or Emerald can help. Call today to book a consultation.

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