I find it cruel to break the palatal bone of a just 8- 9-year old child by a fixed expander. In my opinion, this is a method for adults and older teenagers.
Truth is you don't have to break the palatal bone of a child of that age because it's not fused yet, but gives in to expansion without having to break anything.
My son had an expander when he was 12. It didn't bother him in the least with the exception of his speech.
5. Also no problem with the removable. It is turned weekly (or 5-daily, to be tested individually) when out of the mouth.The worst part of it was having me stick the "key" in his mouth every night turn it. Blech!
striker2090 wrote:well unfortunatley for my 9 year old daughter..her mouth is similar to mine. i took her to the ortho last week, and she will need an expander along with upper braces on her teeth. i really dont want to put her through all the agony of the expander, because i have one...but i feel it will be a good bonding experience for the two of us, because we will have braces at the same time. can you believe that...mother and daughter, braced together? if any of you have questions regarding the expander, id be happy to answer them, because i know all about them.
striker2090 wrote:i have had the expander on for 3 weeks. i just got my braces on friday (full metal upper and lower)...but im still turningi the expander, and the ortho put powerchains on my two front teeth to close the gap, yet by turning the key i feel so much pressur in that area cause the key wants to create the gap and the powerchain wants to close it. now that i have all these appliances in my mouth (headgear, lip bumper, expander, braces, bite buttons, and coil springs) i can barely talk, but the expadner is the worst. only 2 more weeks of turning the key thouugh. im thinking of taking my daughter to another ortho, becuase this one really gave me i think too many appliances, and i hope maybe she wont have to wear the expander. i sound like a drunk, and the food gets stuck on top, i really want to pull it out, at least i didnt need to surgically expand it. can someone help...pain!!
Hordeotech- I don't have the first clue what your motive on this board is, ... the fact that your not being honest about your intensions
I've come to the conclusion that you have a braces fetish, are trying to subconciously advertise something or are just trolling.
and the fact that you are rubbing ppl on the board the wrong way with bold statements that at best can be classified as half truths is really starting to bother me.
I'm a man of second chances though. I've received many myself and so I'm willing to forget the first ten posts IF you come clean about your intensions and tell us why you are so obsessed with removable appliance.
It may have been uncomfortable and it made eating difficult for maybe a week or so
The expander is turned every night for few weeks and then left alone.
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