Residents of the Powell and Delaware, Ohio areas looking for lower expanders, look no further! At the orthodontic offices of Dr. James Homon and Dr. Kelly Carr, we proudly offer lower expanders to our patients who need them. Read below for more information on lower expanders.
What is a lower expander?
Like its counterpart, the palatal expander, a lower expander is used to gradually widen the lower teeth to correct servere crowding before all of the permanent teeth have erupted. Some signs that your child might require a lower expander are:
- There isn’t enough space for all of the lower teeth, causing crowding
- The back teeth may be leaning in toward the tongue
How it works
Dr. Homon or Dr. Carr will glue the lower expander in place on the inside of the lower teeth, beneath the tongue. Unlike the palatal expander, lower expanders do not need to be turned. Expansion is usually completed in 6 months. After expansion is complete, the patient will wear a bottom retainer at night for one year.
Lower expanders are one of the many orthodontic treatments that we offer. We also specialize in clear braces, retainers, Wild Smiles brackets, Herbst appliances and cribs. If you would like more information on our services, please feel free to contact one of our Powell or Delaware, OH office locations. We look forward to serving you!