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Am I too old for a palate expander? I went to an ortho consult yesterday and they said my parents waited too long and I'll have to get surgery.
I am 15 years old and have just about every dental problem imaginable. Am I too old to get a traditional expander or will I have to go with the painful surgery? ..... Visitor from Wisconsin
It seems you are too young to have surgery based orthodontic treatment. If possible, try to secure an orthodontic consult with a specialist who has 15-20 years experience.
Surgical movement or removal of teeth is not necessarily a painful experience. Most specialists are able to offer a variety of sedation options that will make your treatment comfortable.
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