Do Dental Expanders Hurt?
Upper palate expanders apply gradual pressure to guide the jaw’s growth, and they are essentially painless. Some patients report slight discomfort from turning the screw or the initial adjustment period. Overall, expanders are a kid-approved treatment option!
Caring for Your Expander
All orthodontic appliances have unique needs to keep them clean and functional. When you visit Dr. Almy or Dr. Arroyo-Pratt, they’ll help you maintain the proper care routine. The most important aspect of your expander is turning the screw regularly — every patient will have a different schedule. To support a clean and healthy mouth, we recommend:
- Brushing your appliance twice a day.
- Rinsing with water or antibacterial mouthwash after each meal.
Why Fredericksburg Orthodontics?
Patients at our Fredericksburg practice enjoy world-class treatment right in their neighborhood. Our orthodontists, Dr. Almy and Dr. Arroyo-Pratt, have served the area for over 16 years and assisted over 12,000 smiles. Dr. Almy is even an American Board of Orthodontics-certified provider with Invisalign® Diamond+ status. If your child needs outstanding orthodontic care, choose our family-friendly team!
Schedule a Consultation for Dental Expanders
When it comes to pediatric orthodontic care, it’s best to act fast. We’ll identify your child’s unique dental needs with a quick and painless consultation. For a happier, healthier smile, choose Fredericksburg Orthodontics! We make a difference through personalized, compassionate care.
To schedule an appointment, book online or call us at 540-227-6998!