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FAQ:  Orthodontist Palate Expanders


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Question:
Amount of expansion: Hown does the orthodontist determine the amount of expansion to correct a functional shift?

My ten year old daughter will be expanding 11mm; this sounds like a significant amount to me. .... Visitor from Allen

Answer:
Treatments are based on calculations derived from whatever physical characteristics involving the occlusal and alignment relationships between the upper and lower jaws.

The only person who can explain this in detail regarding your daughter's treatment recommendations is the orthodontist.

Ideally.... ALL of this should have been explained to you and your daughter before treatment even started....it would be disappointing if it wasn't.

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