What Is a Functional Appliance? Does My Child Need One?

Learn how an appliance or expander can help your child's teeth

The field of orthodontics is full of confusing, unfamiliar terminology. In an effort to help our patients understand their diagnosis and treatment options, we’re discussing some of the more commonly used terms in several of our posts. Today we are talking about functional appliances. One might think any appliance used in orthodontics would be functional,…

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What Is a Palatal Expander and Does My Child Need One?

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Your child will experience some changes in their orthodontic health as they continue to get older. Losing baby teeth while gaining new adult ones, along with growth and development of the jaws, are just two stages that occur between the ages of 6 and 13. Losing baby teeth is an exciting time for a child,…

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