Such an ideally functioning tongue is a natural palate expander. The Anterior Growth Guidance Appliance serves as an artificial tongue. It stimulates the soft tissue of the palate in the same way that an ideally functioning tongue does. Even for an adult, the body responds to this soft tissue stimulus by depositing bone throughout the face.Author: Ronald Ead.
Doctors give unbiased, helpful information on indications, contra-indications, benefits, and complications: Dr. Schleimer on removable palatal expander for adults: Palatal expanders are used when the upper jaw is small compared to the lower jaw. By encouraging growth of the upper jaw they can correct this discrepancy and create more room for the canines.
Mar 11, 2012 · i havent had any experience with adult palate expanders myself, but most of the research i have done and orthos i have spoke with say they do not make much difference in adults. though, i have met with dr. belfor (the creator of homeoblock) who says his appliance is designed to move the palate of adults Adult palate expander #15 Post by.