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Expander with tipped molars  

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Mewem143
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Purchased a palatal expander on bracesshop to make enough space for my tongue, however did not realize that both my upper molars are a bit tipped from mewing. Anyone have any advice on what I do with the expander? Should I file down the parts that hit my molars? Or expand with it until I have enough space for my tongue, start mewing again, and see if the molars naturally shift/ re align?

PS- Also thinking about shaving down the frontal parts that hit my incisors since I will only expand laterally (not expanding using the forward notch hitting the incisors), anyone have experience with this?

 

 

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Posted : 15/08/2020 11:56 am
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Kilroy
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If you aren't planning on using the expansion screw forward, which doesn't seem to be a good idea, why not just remove that whole part and not having to have acrylic taking up that space in your mouth?

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Posted : 24/08/2020 2:23 pm
Mewem143
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@kilroy You're right, I'll most likely shave it off or something, similar to what TGW did: https://the-great-work.org/adult-palate-expansion-progress/

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Posted : 24/08/2020 2:34 pm
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