Hello, I have nice teeth, and never used braces. However lately I've started considering expanding the palate, because my smile shows practically my 6 frontal teeth, and I'd like to have a wide smile. I'm afraid that the surgically assisted rapid Palatal expansion may be too harsh and bring many complications, and I'm curious if the same results could be achieved with a common Palatal expander. I'm 30 years now and btw almost a year ago had a rhinoplasty done. Could this affect the result? Thanks!
Rapid Palatal Expansion or Common Expander? (photo)
Doctor Answers (1)
Adult Expansion without surgical assist utilizing DNA Appliance and Epigenetic ortho
Epigenetic orthodontics was developed by Dr Dave Singh and is a vastly different approach to treating your problem. It is a removable appliance that is worn only 14-18 hours a day and works by allowing sutures to gradually expand by using physiologic forces instead of brute force.
Normal movement has 4 phases 1 Force 2 inflamation 3 osteoclastic 4 consolidation. Epigenetics skips the inflamation (and associated pain). It looks like a conventional Schwartz Appliance but has a different underlying mechanism.
Dr Singh used this same technology to close cleft palates without surgery.
The secret is movements are small 250 micrometers that stimulate sutural growth.