Dr. Whitlock

palatal expander

man with beard is wearing a blue green shirt

How To Correct Jaw Growth Problems

Malocclusion, or “bad bite,” is when the upper and lower teeth are not meeting correctly. When young, the jaw growth is a slow and gradual process. Once in a while something may go wrong with this process causing the upper and lower jaws to grow at different rates, resulting in an improper bite. Leaving an …

How To Correct Jaw Growth Problems Read More »

happy man wearing white v-neck t shirt

What’s a palatal expander and why would I need one?

A palatal expander “expands” (or widens) your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on your upper molars and is used to make the bottom and upper teeth fit together better. It also makes more room for teeth and helps to promote a broader, more aesthetic smile. Palatal expansion is usually not painful, but you may …

What’s a palatal expander and why would I need one? Read More »