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Modern Inventions In Palatal Expanders Improve The Efficacy Of The Treatments

Advances technology is making its mark in the orthodontic industry. The introduction of new products, devices and treatment options help to make orthodontic treatments less painful and more convenient for the patients. They also reduce the side-effects and risks and improve the success rate of the treatments.

Traditional jaw expanders or Rapid Palatal Expanders are devices used to expand the jaw and treat malocclusion problems such as crossbite, crowding and impacted teeth. Though the treatment is effective, it poses certain side-effects such as headaches due to pressure applied on the palate, drooling, speaking difficulties etc.

Leone Orthodontics and Implantology is a reputed orthodontic equipment company with 90 years of history. The company has introduced many path breaking products to improve the efficacy of orthodontic treatments. The newest offering from the company are Leaf expanders.

Leaf expanders are available in two models: leaf expanders and leaf self-expanders.  These modern jaw expanders consist of MEMORIA leaf springs made from nickel titanium. The leaf shaped springs made of Nickel titanium release controlled force on the palate, which reduces the pain and inconvenience.

Advantages of Leaf Expanders

The expansion of the leaf expanders is simple and straightforward and must be done in the orthodontic clinic. This saves time for the orthodontist and the patient because it improves patient compliance. The modern leaf expanders allow the orthodontist a greater control over the treatment plan as there is no self-expansion by the patients, which sometimes leads to emergencies.

Orthodontists can use the leaf self-expanders to treat patients, who are not supportive or do not have time to visit the clinic regularly. These expanders do not require periodic expansions. The self-expander is available in two models with 2 expansion ranges that meet a majority of the patient requirements.

Another advantage of these modern expanders is, the orthodontists do not require any additional training to use them. The learning curve is simple as the process of installing and adjusting leaf expanders is pretty straightforward.

Introduction of modern orthodontic devices like leaf jaw expander series makes orthodontic treatments less painful and more effective. These devices improve patient compliance, save time and improve the success rate of the orthodontic treatments. The orthodontist can have greater control over the treatment and can ensure its effectiveness.

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