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Children’s Arch Expansion in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

If you are looking for a trusted, affordable children’s orthodontist offering arch expansion treatment in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, our experienced team will be happy to help.

Benefit from the expertise of Specialist Orthodontist Dr Steffen Decker, who has over 15 years extensive dentistry experience is one of the world’s leading children’s orthodontists

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Dr Steffen Decker PhD

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RME - Rapid Maxillary Expansion / Phase 1 treatment

Rapid maxillary expansion (RME) is a common orthodontic treatment used to widen the upper jaw in children. The procedure is typically recommended for children with a narrow upper jaw, which can cause a variety of orthodontic problems, including overcrowding, crossbite, and breathing difficulties.

The appliance is designed to gradually widen the upper jaw, creating more space for the teeth, and improving the child’s overall bite and oral function.

The procedure is typically well-tolerated and can provide significant benefits in terms of improving the child’s bite, breathing, and overall oral health.

Features of a maxillary expander

Arch expansion treatment FAQ’s

No, the RME is glued to the teeth and can only be removed by the orthodontist.

The procedure of fitting an RME is not painful. The teeth are not drilled, and anaesthetic will not be necessary.

When the key is turned the child will feel some pressure on the teeth, but this should not be painful.

We instruct the parent on how to turn the key.

The appliance would be turned once or twice a day according to the movements needed.

Treatment times vary from 8 to 12 months.

Arch expansion results

REM with mentoplate frontal crossbite in Amersham
RME with mentoplate frontal cross bite in Amersham
RME with Delaire mask frontal cross bite in Amersham
RME Habbit breaker and cross bite in Amersham

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