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11-02-2021, 09:37   #1
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Palatal expander pain

Just wondering if this is normal or not.

I had a removable palatal expander put in last week and I must do a 1/4 turn every night. It is however very painful to put back in post turn. Its fine after 15mins or so but I wasn't expecting that level of pain.

I am in my 40s, so I was also concerned I am too old for an expander but my dentist never brought that up as an issue.
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14-02-2021, 10:43   #2
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I'm not sure that makes sense. You should go back
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14-02-2021, 12:35   #3
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If you have pain go back.

My wife had it done in her mid-20s, she not pain on the turn, but her nose always went numb for about 15 mins after each turn.

Go see your dentist
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23-02-2021, 17:37   #4
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Did you have surgery? I take it from your post that you did not?

I had a surgery, and a permanent (3 months) expander at 30.

My understanding would be that a palate expander, without surgery is of little use beyond your early to mid teens. Perhaps it's just being used to move your teeth outward, as opposed to the palate itself?
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