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Invisalign Palatal Expanders & Expansion System

At Hatcher & Frey Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing cutting-edge solutions for our patients. We are excited to introduce the Invisalign Palatal Expander System, a new approach to early interceptive orthodontic treatment. With Invisalign’s palate expansion system, we are now able to perform both slow and rapid expansion of the jaws, when indicated, without the need for uncomfortable jackscrew style expanders from the 1860s. With these new tools, we have yet another convenient and comfortable way to ensure proper jaw development, fix posterior crossbites, and create space for adult teeth to erupt correctly. With our expertise in Invisalign treatment and a commitment to staying at the forefront of orthodontic technology, we are proud to be the first practice in the region to offer this state-of-the-art solution.

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Key Benefits

Comfortable and Less Painful: Unlike traditional metal palatal expanders that you have to hand crank at home, the Invisalign Palatal Expander System is designed to be less painful and more comfortable for your child. Say goodbye to the dreaded metal screw-turning process, and hello to a stress-free experience.

Clinically Proven Effectiveness: This treatment option is clinically proven to be safe and effective, and the Invisalign system is able to provide the same high-quality results as traditional expanders, but with a revolutionary new design.

Removable for Better Oral Hygiene: Without any metal or wires in the way, your child can easily remove the expander to brush and floss at any time, promoting better oral hygiene and reducing the risk of infection.

Kid-Friendly and Easy to Use: Children can independently insert and remove the Invisalign Palatal Expander, making it a user-friendly solution for both kids and parents alike. No more food restrictions or unplanned emergency visits!

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A Complete Solution

Combined with Invisalign clear aligners, the Invisalign Palatal Expander System provides a comprehensive early intervention treatment solution, addressing both skeletal and dental arch expansion. This combination ensures a proactive approach to your child’s orthodontic needs, creating a solid foundation for a beautiful, healthy smile.

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Breathing Easier

When a child’s airway is narrow, underdeveloped, or otherwise constricted, it can cause them to struggle to properly breathe during sleep. They may resort to mouth breathing, which can compound the issue.

We screen for potential airway issues as part of our complimentary consultations. If concerns are identified, we collaborate with sleep physicians to properly diagnose the condition through a sleep study and coordinate comprehensive care. In cases where expansion is recommended, the Invisalign Palatal Expander System can help broaden the upper jaw, allowing for improved airflow and aiding in the relief of sleep-disordered breathing symptoms.

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The Hatcher & Frey Difference

At Hatcher & Frey Orthodontics, we are proud to be among the first practices in the region to offer this state-of-the-art technology. As a Top 1% Invisalign Provider in the nation and a VIP Diamond Plus level Invisalign provider, you can trust our expertise in delivering exceptional Invisalign treatment for patients of all ages.

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How will I know if my child is actually wearing their aligners as often as they should?

It is very easy for your orthodontist to verify whether your child is wearing the aligners properly and we will communicate this to you at your visits.

What if they lose their Invisalign aligners?

We know accidents happen and if a clear aligner is misplaced, let us know, but don’t sweat it. We can always rescan the teeth and order new aligners, but often times the next aligner in the series can fit if they are being worn well.

What if they don’t have time to brush their teeth at school?

In a pinch you can rinse your mouth out with water to remove stuck food and rinse your aligners off with water before putting them in. This is not a replacement for brushing, but it can help your child out in a bind. If you would like a doctors note so they can brush we can certainly help.

Does it cost more than braces?

Invisalign Teen actually costs the same as traditional braces.

Can they wear their Invisalign during sports?

Yes. In fact this is recommended. We can provide a special mouthguard to fit over the Invisalign to provide extra protection for the teeth during sports.

What if my Teen doesn’t wear their aligners?

Teenage patients who want to avoid braces make some of the most compliant patients, but if for whatever reason the aligners are not being worn, don’t worry, we will provide a no fee transition to braces.

Can I pay with Cryptocurrency?

We are a Cryptocurrency Friendly Practice!

Hatcher & Frey Orthodontics believe that when it comes to treatment, it’s always the patient’s choice – and that includes how they pay.

If you are purchasing products or services from the web store: Simply select “ Pay” as your option at checkout and follow the instructions to process the payment. 

If you would like to pay for your orthodontic treatment in cryptocurrency: Please let your treatment coordinator know and we’ll set up a specialized smart contract for treatment.

Do you accept HSA and FSA?

We accept HSA and FSA

With Hatcher & Frey Orthodontics, you can use your HSA and FSA  for eligible orthodontic treatment (Invisalign, braces or other appliances) and retention (retainers). Only the portion of your treatment payments not covered by dental insurance or any other insurance plan may be considered an eligible expense.

Interested in using your FSA/HSA for treatment or products through Hatcher & Frey Orthodontics? Check with your employer about your fund availability and cutoff date prior to your first consultation.