IAOM 2021 Session 03 | Let’s E-X-P-A-N-D Your Knowledge
We have noted a decrease in jaw size, and an increase in underdeveloped jaws, which fail to accommodate teeth. This has affected how other oral structures such as the tongue fit in the mouth. Over time many treatment modalities have been made to expand the upper arch or the maxilla to help accommodate the teeth and the tongue. This seminar will focus on different orthodontic appliances used to achieve palatal expansion.
The participant learned the definition of Palatal Expansion and the different types of expansion appliances and how to differentiate between fixed and removable expansion appliances. They learned to evaluate the upper jaw to assess if palatal expansion is necessary prior to initiating myofunctional therapy.