Removable appliances Expansion provides room for the tongue to rest and function normal in the palate It also increases nasal airway capacity. BENEFITS: Expansion/Development in width and length of jaws. Make room for crowded teeth Make the upper arch wider to improve tongue function The wider upper arch improves breathing through the nose The wider arch improves speech. Reduces future problems related to the jaw joints and facial pain Creates better faces proportions HOW IT WORKS: Bones change over time due to pressure being placed on them The principle of pressure-induced or restricted growth applies in facial development A key principle to understand – is that mid-palatal suture remains viable and living all throughout life and therefore permits significant expansion of the upper jaw at any stage of life. To find out if you could benefit from this or another procedure schedule your consultation with our practice today.