Widening your palate with a palatal expander makes it much easier to breathe through your nose while giving you an amazing wide smile that fills your entire mouth.
In the past, we were not able to expand the palate of adults until the Maxillary Skeletal Expander (MSE) appliance was invented for the miniscrew-assisted rapid palatal expander (MARPE) procedure, or Distraction Osteogenesis Maxillary Expansion (DOME) Procedure. These are advanced approaches to expanding the inner nose and sinuses.
The expander looks like a type of spacer and is designed to increase the volume of your nasal and oral cavities.
Palate Expander for Sleep Apnea
The palate expander is non-surgical, instead using a device that gradually moves your palate into place. MARPE can create more room in your sinuses, allowing for an unobstructed flow of air.
At Hillsboro Dental Excellence, we keep up with the latest dental technology. Our MARPE treatment is a great non-surgical way to treat obstructive sleep apnea. The process literally gives your mouth more space, opens up your airway, and allows you to breathe more freely through your nose.
Orthodontic Treatment Isn’t Just for Looks
Many people know that sometimes orthodontic treatment is essential, especially in young children with major misalignment problems. But did you know a type of orthodontics known as “airway orthodontics” can help treat sleep apnea? This specific form of orthodontics is focused on helping to realign the jaw for better breathing and oxygen flow.
If obstructive sleep apnea has made your life difficult by disturbing and disrupting your sleep, ask us about MARPE today!
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