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Quad Helix Expansion Appliance - Jeff Lipshatz Orthodontics

Quad Helix Expansion Appliance

How does a quad helix expansion appliance work?

The appliance works by pushing on the teeth on both sides and moving them outwards.

How long will treatment take?

Treatment takes approximately 6-9 months.

What should I expect when wearing my appliance?

  • You may get food caught in the appliance.
  • It will initially interfere with your speech but it should be back to normal within 1-2 weeks after insertion.
  • It may feel annoying at the beginning as your tongue will touch the spring all the time until you get used to it.

What if one side comes out?

Lie the patient down and try to replace the post on the appliance into the slots on the bands.

General tips

  • No hard or sticky foods
  • Cut hard food into small pieces
  • Limit food and drinks high in sugar
  • Limit snacking between meals
  • Brush around gums and appliance

If some part of the appliance breaks call us immediately 9532 9135.

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