QUICK EXPANSION DEVICE
This is a non-removable upper jaw extension that is used when the upper jaw is narrow. This device can be fixed on both teeth and mini-implants and is designed to expand the upper jaw; in the case of narrow jaw and crooked teeth.
This device is usually used for younger patients during their growth period, but in some cases can also be applied for adults.
How does a quick expansion device work?
The jaw is expanded with a special key by turning the auger in the device. Usually, it takes 2-3 weeks for the jaw to expand. Initially, during the enlargement, there is a gap between the central teeth, however the teeth migrate after the expansion and the gap closes within 1-1.5 months. Later the device should be worn for 6 to 8 months until the seam of the roof of the mouth recovers.
What do you need to know about wearing a RME device?