5x Morelli RPE Orthodontic Expansion Screw
Morelli 7mm Palatal Expansion Screw
Rapid Palatal Expander
Expanders are devices designed to correct the occlusion of certain maxillo mandibular regions through the transversal or longitudinal movement of the teeth.
The expanders have as main characteristic of operation the activation of a central screw through a specific key which promotes the movement of metal bodies,
resulting in the controlled application of forces against the teeth. They are promoting dental arch correction through orthodontic or orthopedic movements
according to the needs observed clinically. Such devices can be used with other orthodontic devices, their use may be fixed to the patient, or removable,
in this case such devices are assembled into acrylic molds according to the mouth morphology of each patient.
These devices are generally employed in the functional orthopedics for the expansion of the maxillary dental arch in its transverse direction by applying side forces
against the posterior maxillary dentition, resulting in the separation of midpalatal suture, having as effect, the increase in the transverse dimension of
the basal maxillary bone by orthopedic movements.
Considered a rapid expansion device, used as a fixed mechanism, its applied to the patient along the palatal contour and its fixation can be assisted
with the use of lingual and buccal wire support, which allows greater rigidity of the device through anchorage on orthodontic bands or stainless steel crowns by welding.
Made of nickel-chrome with flexible stainless steel arms to facilitate their shaping according to the patient jaw morphology.
After placement, the patient may be responsible for the expander activation as instructed by the orthodontist.