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Invisalign Palatal Expansion System – Now Available at Hatcher & Frey Orthodontics

For decades, traditional rapid palatal expanders have been the standard solution for treating children with narrow jaws or crowded teeth. These metal devices, which require manually turning a screw daily, have caused discomfort, anxiety, and frustration for countless young patients and their parents. At Hatcher & Frey, we strive to ensure early orthodontic treatment is a positive experience for our patients, rather than a dreaded source of anxiety. That’s why we are excited to introduce the Invisalign Palatal Expander System – a revolutionary alternative to traditional rapid palatal expansion for kids.

The Limitations of Traditional Rapid Palatal Expanders

Traditional rapid palate expanders have been used since the 1860s, with early versions involving cumbersome metal appliances actively turned by the orthodontist. While the designs evolved, the core concept remained largely unchanged – until now. These outdated jaw expanders for children often caused significant discomfort, with the daily screw-turning process being particularly unpleasant for both the parents and the patient. The presence of metal and wires also made maintaining oral hygiene challenging, increasing the risk of issues like white spot lesions and gum inflammation.

Invisalign Palatal Expanders: A Modern, Patient-Centric Solution

The Invisalign Palatal Expander System marks a shift in early orthodontic treatment, offering a comfortable, effective alternative to traditional expanders. Leveraging Invisalign’s advanced 3D printing technology, this innovative system consists of a series of custom-made, removable expanders that gradually widen the upper jaw, creating space for adult teeth to erupt correctly without manual screw adjustments.

Unlike traditional orthodontic expanders, the Invisalign system eliminates the need for manually turning a screw, significantly reducing discomfort and anxiety. The removable nature also allows for easy cleaning and better oral hygiene, minimizing common complications.

Clinical Excellence, Comfort, and Convenience

As the first practice in the region to offer the Invisalign Palatal Expander System, Hatcher & Frey Orthodontics is proud to be a pioneer of this advancement in early orthodontic treatment and with the Invisalign System in general.

If you’re seeking a more comfortable, convenient, and patient-centric approach to jaw expansion or crowding for your child, schedule a complimentary consultation or second opinion with our team today. 

To learn more about the Invisalign Palatal Expander System, click here!