RPEThe palatal expander “expands” (or widens) the upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on the upper molars each time an adjustment is made. The video below will instruct you about how to adjust your expander. Once the needed expansion is achieved, the patient will wear the appliance for several months to solidify the expansion and to prevent regression.

You can download instructions in a printable PDF document and a chart here.


Watch our video on How to Turn Your Palatal Expander!