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Quad Helix palate expander
What are your thoughts on this expander?It looks like you can maintain correct tongue position(like ALF or AGGA) while it expands your palate unlike dna appliance or homeoblock that are bulky and acrylic…
This is a very classic dentoalveolar expander, a quad-helix.
Ive actually had this expander when i was 9 years old. I wore it for 2 years and it corrected my crossbite. too bad i wasnt told about proper tongue posture when i stopped wearing it. I remember that it made speaking a bit difficult and i had loads of eating restrictions. It also felt pretty uncomfortable. Those rings also leave a mark in your palate for good.
Id say it did a pretty good job. I got lots of forward growth with it but i dont know how much it had expanded my imw. Im going to ask my dentist if i could have the teeth molds back to measure it myself. Im not sure if mewing with that thing in your mouth would feel that comfortable. Id be afraid about hurting my tongue because of of those thin wires. It also looks pretty fragile and id guess it could also irritate the tongue too. Im not sure if its possible to mew with an mse in your mouth but if its possible, then i guess maybe you could mew with the quad helix too.
I hope it is worth buying...Im 17,5 years old so I guess it can do something in my age.In my country we have only that,hyrax,haas,homeoblock and twinblock….
It wouldn't feel that comfortable but still it would be possible, I guess...
i think you need more force at an older age