At Comprehensive Family Dental in Victoria, TX, we specialize in advanced orthodontic solutions like Maxillary Skeletal Expanders. Our expert team is dedicated to providing a comprehensive approach to treat jaw discrepancies and improve overall oral health.
Maxillary Skeletal Expanders (MSEs) are at the forefront of orthodontic technology, offering a non-surgical solution to expand the upper jaw and correct related dental issues. This innovative treatment is ideal for patients with narrow, underdeveloped maxillas, providing significant improvements in both function and aesthetics. At Comprehensive Family Dental, we use MSEs to create more space in the mouth, align the jaws properly, and pave the way for a healthier, more balanced smile.
MSE treatment enhances oral functionality, facilitating better breathing, chewing, and speaking. By expanding the upper jaw, it allows for proper alignment of teeth and jaws, leading to a more efficient bite.
The expansion of the upper jaw with MSE not only improves oral function but also significantly enhances facial aesthetics. It creates a more balanced and proportionate facial structure, contributing to a more pleasing appearance.
MSE offers a non-surgical alternative to traditional jaw expansion methods, making it a less invasive and more comfortable option for patients. This approach reduces the need for more complex orthodontic procedures in the future.
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A Maxillary Skeletal Expander is an orthodontic device used to widen the upper jaw (maxilla) when it is too narrow. It applies gentle pressure to gradually expand the jaw, helping to correct bite and alignment issues.
The duration of treatment with an MSE varies depending on the individual’s needs and the extent of expansion required. On average, treatment can last from several months to a year.
MSEs are typically recommended for individuals, often children or adolescents, who have a narrow upper jaw, crossbite, crowded teeth, or breathing difficulties due to restricted nasal passages. Early diagnosis and treatment are key for optimal results.
Benefits of using an MSE include correction of crossbites, relief from crowded teeth, improved breathing, better overall dental function, and enhanced facial aesthetics due to a wider, more balanced upper jaw.
The MSE is attached to the upper jaw using dental mini-implants. When activated, it applies outward pressure on the bones of the upper jaw, encouraging them to widen gradually. This process is known as maxillary expansion.
Proper care involves regular cleaning of the expander and maintaining good oral hygiene. Your orthodontist will provide specific instructions on how to clean the MSE and take care of your teeth and gums during treatment.