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Question:
8 year old has mild fever after palatial expander tightened: My daughter just had a palatial expander put in and after we tightened it she felt pressure on the bridge of her nose, (which we expected).

But, she also has a mild fever and says her whole body aches and feels sore, is this common? ..... Visitor from TX

Answer:
It is possible, but perhaps remote, that the physical stress she is "feeling" may be affecting her overall resistance levels.

It may be worthwhile to use a less aggressive tightening procedure in an effort to reduce the symptoms.

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