There are three common situations where we recommend having an expander installed:
Invisalign’s convenient tooth-straightening process is only three steps.
How long will my child wear an expander?
Every child is different, but on average, you can expect your child to wear an expander for 6 to 8 months. Braces may be used during this time as needed to help straighten the teeth.
Is wearing an expander uncomfortable?
As the expander widens, your child will feel pressure and possibly mild discomfort in their mouth initially. That discomfort dissipates with each day as the bones and cartilage of the palate move into place. If necessary, OTC pain relievers can help with any discomfort that comes from wearing the expander.
Is your child ready for an expander?
Call today and schedule a consult with one of our orthodontists. It’s never too early to put your child on the road to a healthy, straight smile they’ll be proud of!