Posts Tagged ‘palatal expander’

Help for specific questions

What can you say to the very adamant orthodontist who strongly believes in the tongue guard even if therapy cannot be initiated with it in place.

Palatal expander, low S position, cribs and rakes

I have a new referral who I recently saw who is about to embark on some orthodontic treatment (a palatal expander ). In addition to a tongue thrust swallow she also presents with an articulation component with an interdental pattern for alveolars and sibilants…

What age for RPE?

I have a quick question to ask you. I see a 6 year old  that has been working through the “program”  with me for a frontal lisp. Mom has taken her to two orthodontists and one said to wait before widening her palate, the other said to start in two months or so. Mom wondered […]

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