How to turn your expander.

Step by step instructions

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Turning your expander

Hi everyone! Dr. Meg here. I’m going to guide you step by step through turning your expander.

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First, you’ll want to tip your chin to the sky. In the middle of the expander, there is a little hole. That is where the key is going to go. Take your key in hand, and you will notice that there is a little line on it that will show you when you’ve gone far enough.

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Next, you’ll line it up with the hole in the expander and plug it inside of it. Then, you’ll push down and back. When you do that, a new hole will advance in the palate expander.

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At this point, you’ll want to take it our directly backward and lift it out of your mouth. It shouldn’t hurt, but just feel a little stretchy, and that’s it! You’re done! Watch the video below for a visual example. If you have any questions, just give us a call or come on by!

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