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FAQ:  Orthodontist Palate Expanders

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Palatial Expander for Adults: I continue to read that expanders do not work on adults over a certain age. However, my ortho recommended the appliance to help me correct a crossbite.

I plan on getting invisalign after the expander is removed, but I am 37 years old and wonder will the expander do anything for me? .... Visitor from Washington DC

We know of a father/daughter dental team in Marlton, NJ that ROUTINELY uses expanders for correcting orthodontic issues in adults, regardless of age.

While Invisalign is a popular ortho treatment for patients who wish to avoid using the typical "hardware" ..... researching "accelerated orthodontics" may be of interest to you.

We know of a dentist in Michigan who ONLY does accelerated orthodontics for patients young and old, that have treatment time periods as short as 30 days to about 5 months.

The key variable is the experience of your dental provider.

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