Only 4% of the population have enough room for 32 teeth, which makes the crowded arch the number one enemy for an orthodontist.
At Johns Dental, we have made widening arches a little easier through our “expanded family.” Shown here are some of the most prescribed lateral expansion appliances. The Banded Hyrax (shown at left) offers slow to quick expansion up to 12 millimeters. The Niti Palatal Expander (NPE) offers the doctor slow expansion of 4 millimeters without adjustments. And the Bonded Hyrax (shown at right) is growing in use by practitioners of the United States Dental Institute by offering an expansion capacity of 12-18 millimeters.