DO NOT ATTEMPT TREATMENT WITHOUT LICENCED MEDICAL CONSULTATION AND SUPERVISION
This is a public discussion forum. The owners, staff, and users of this website are not engaged in rendering medical services to the individual reader. Do not use the content of this website as an alternative to personal examination and advice from licensed healthcare providers. Do not begin, delay, or discontinue treatments and/or exercises without licensed medical supervision.
I’ve noticed that in the Y expander, the screw is placed further back into the palate which makes sense since there is a screw in the front getting in the way. Tends to have the screw between the e first molars.
A Schwartz expander tends to have the skeletal expander screw between the first two bicuspids.
here’s a couple random pictures of expanders and their positions. Could someone give more insight?
@admin id like your insight please
Having the transverse screw towards the front of the palate I imagine would mean that there is more force acting on the teeth towards the front of the mouth which may help at rounding out a tapered "V" dental arch into a more rounded "U" dental arch.
Would like to hear others opinions on this.