Developed in cooperation with Prof. em. Dr. odont. Birte Melsen, Aarhus, Denmark
Palatal expansion screws are used for the treatment of a narrow upper jaw or anterior crowded teeth. The bone-anchored expansion screw is an ideal solution particularly for patients with a weak bony structure and weak paradontium.
- Children and adolescents during the change from primary to permanent teeth.
- Adult patients where a purely skeletal effect is desired and strain on the teeth is to be avoided
Through the direct introduction of force into the palatine bone, the bone anchored fixation of an expansion screw ensures even widening without the known side effects of tooth-supported fixation.