Congratulations on beginning your journey with orthodontic treatment! This new phase comes with a lot of questions and we hope to answer them for you in this blog post!

What You Can Expect

It is normal for chewing, swallowing, and talking to seem awkward for the first few days.

Turn the expander once a day for however many days Dr. Carrie has prescribed. If you should miss a day/turn, simply do two turns the following day. DO NOT turn the expander past the number of prescribed days.

Your mouth or nose may feel a slight tingle or possibly mild tightness at first. Over the counter pain relievers may help.

You may start to notice gaps between the front teeth. This is a sign that the expander is working!

If you have difficulty turning the expander, please don’t hesitate to call us.