For patients with overcrowded teeth, palatal expansion is the way to go. A palatal expander is an orthodontic device that fits your palate and gently applies pressure to the back of your molars to slowly move your teeth farther apart. This device expands your palate and makes it possible for your orthodontist to fit you with other types of braces so that you can get the smile of your dreams.
If you have an overbite, you may require the use of Forsus appliances. These appliances are the modern-day replacement to headgear for braces. The Forsus appliance is essentially a spring that is worn inside the cheeks and attached to your braces to push the upper or lower jaw into the correct position.