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Should I shave off the front acrylic from my expander?  

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GenerationDoomer
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I have an active plate schwartz expander that's about to arrive, and I was wondering if I should shave off the front part of my expander. My front teeth are crowded and I want to create enough space for them with expansion, but I think that even if the acrylic doesn't make direct contact with the incisors, a midline diastema should form and the incisors should shift into proper occlusion. 

What should I do with my palate expander? Should I remove the front acrylic so that I don't get any unwanted teeth movement? Would there be any problems with applying force to just the molars and the canines?

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Posted : 06/10/2020 1:46 pm
GenerationDoomer
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This is what the device looks like on my impressions. Just wondering what the best course of action would be from here.

 

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Posted : 10/10/2020 3:18 pm