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Expansion plate, also known as a rapid palatal expander, rapid maxillary expansion appliance, palate expander, orthodontic expander, or Hyrax, is used to widen the upper jaw so that the bottom and upper teeth will fit together better. Although the use of an expander is most common in children it can be and has successfully been used in adults, although the effects of expansion are slightly more uncomfortable. Also, depending on the amount of correction, it may result in surgical separation of the top jaw. Use of a palatal expander is most often followed by braces to straighten out all the teeth now that room has been created.

The expansion process usually results in a large gap between the patient's 2 top front teeth, although this does not always happen. This gap is closed naturally and the teeth may overlap which leads to braces being needed. Sometimes with expanders, patients have to turn the expansion screw themselves to tighten up the expander. For an expansion that is not managed by the patient and on the lower jaw,  may be a more suitable alternative.

Palate Expander treatment cost? 

The cost of palate expander orthodontic treatment will depend on case complexity and treatment length. The cost of palatal expansion treatment could range between $800-$2500.

 

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Metal braces 

$2500-$5999

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$800-$2500

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