Expansion with Clear Aligners

Invisalign is an alternative for young children ages 7 through 10 in lieu of conventional metal expanders. Click HERE to see before and after photos of actual cases treated by our doctors.

elsa - expander orthodontic patient
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Expansion with Metal Expanders

Expanders use the baby teeth as handles to make more room for the adult teeth that will grow in later and/or correct cross bites. Cross bites are caused by a narrow upper arch which prevents the teeth from coming together correctly in the back.

Your speech may take one to two days to adapt to the new wires. Practice reading out loud at home and repeat any words that your new tongue position has difficulty making with your expander.

upper expander
upper expander
lower expander