The purpose of the expander is for maxillary development, airway development, palatal vault remodeling, and increasing tongue space. It can also help us with TMJ (temporamandibular joint) cases.
Epigenetic Orthodontics can open and protect the airway, enhancing breathing both during sleep and awake activities. Dr. Roca practices a philosophy that integrates airway into all diagnosis and treatments. Dentistry has traditionally not considered the airway when planning dental treatments. Fortunately, today there is a rapidly growing movement that now recognizes how dentistry can have an impact on the airway, which affects breathing during sleep. If dental treatments, including TMJ, orthopedics, and orthodontics are well planned, the result can be that the airway is protected or even enhanced. There is a clear link between underdeveloped and retruded jaws together with narrow dental arches that puts a patient at risk for sleep-breathing disorders.
Please visit this site for more information; Airway Health.