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  • bonded-rpe-facemask-hooksBonded RPE Expander

    Bonded RPE (Rapid Palatal Expander)

    Our Bonded RPE is made with the same Leone RPE, but any of our RPE’s can be used.  The appliance is built with a .036 framework around the lingual and buccal of the posterior teeth. We can add debonding arms which are laser welded from the frame into the vestibule creating a leverage point for removal. For Class III correction facemask hooks are laser welded and incorporated into the appliance. With each expansion appliance, we provide a custom swivel key that has an integrated activation recording tool directly on the handle.

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  • compact-rpecompact rpe

    Compact RPE (Rapid Palatal Expander)

    The Compact RPE is a low profile expander. With its compact body, it provides excellent stability and increased patient comfort. It activates the same way a standard expansion screw does with the provided blue swivel key. With each expansion appliance, we provide a custom swivel key that has an integrated activation recording tool directly on the handle.

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  • e-arch lower expandere-arch lower expander

    E-Arch

    Taken from “The Mandibular E-Arch” by Neal Kravitz, the E-arch is a fixed, spring-loaded expander for slow expansion of the maxillary or mandibular arches. Developed by Arnold, and popularized by Berkowitz, the E-arch was invented for maxillary orthopedic expansion in patients with cleft palates. In the mandible, the E-arch can create a modest amount (4 to 5 mm) of arch space in the lower anterior region by orthodontic tipping (rather than orthopedic change) of the lower posterior teeth, as well as distalization of the first molars.

    The appliance consists of a 0.040-inch tube-like frame with a NiTi open coil spring. Seating the E-arch compresses the open coil spring and activates expansion. Therefore, the E-arch is ideal where patient compliance or parent cooperation is a concern. The E- arch is typically banded to the first permanent molars; however, if these teeth have not fully erupted, bands can be placed on the second deciduous molars. In these situations, the clinician may consider placing lingual extension arms to prevent the second deciduous molars from expanding further than the first permanent molars.

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  • Fixed Fan Expander for CleftFixed Fan Expander for Cleft

    Fan RPE (Rapid Palatal Expander)

    The fan expander (fan RPE) allows for rapid expansion of the palate widening the arch of the anterior section while still maintaining the expansion at the molar level. This appliance self-
    deactivates when maximum expansion has been achieved preventing over-treatment. The Fan RPE is commonly used for patients with cleft palates and comes in 7 and 11 mm. With each expansion appliance, we provide a custom swivel key that has an integrated activation recording tool directly on the handle.

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  • frozat lower expanderfrozat lower expander

    Frozat (Lower W)

    This simple design is a wire appliance used for lower arch expansion. Lingual wires are placed up to the anterior and loops can be added for adjustment. The appliance uses .036 wire and is laser welded to bands.

     

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  • Haas Expanderhaas expander

    HAAS Expander

    The HAAS appliance incorporates an acrylic plate within the vault of the palate with an expansion screw. Lingual arms are laser welded to the bands integrated into the acrylic. Dr. Haas believed that more palatal coverage reduced tipping and supplied more bodily movement because of the additional coverage on the palate. With each expansion appliance, we provide a custom swivel key that has an integrated activation recording tool directly on the handle.

     

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  • RPERPE

    Hyrax RPE (Rapid Palatal Expander)

    The RPE is typically used in phase I treatment to widen the arch, either prior or during fixed treatment. Our expanders come in 7 or 11 mm screws and vary in activation depending on the style. Our standard expander uses the 11mm Leone expander and has welded lingual wires expanding to the premolars or cuspids. It is constructed entirely of biomedical stainless steel, and the housing is completely smooth with no rough areas to aid in hygiene. With each expansion appliance, we provide a custom swivel key that has an integrated activation recording tool directly on the handle.

    Tip: If you find an expander is hard to turn, run under warm water to loosen the threads.

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  • RPE with habit cribRPE with habit crib

    Hyrax RPE with Tongue Crib

    The RPE is typically used in phase I treatment to widen the arch, either prior or during fixed treatment. Along with the RPE, we can add a tongue crib to aid in thumb and tongue thrusting habits. Our expanders come in 7 or 11 mm screws and vary in activation depending on the style. Our standard expander uses the 11mm Leone expander and has welded lingual wires expanding to the premolars or cuspids. It is constructed entirely of biomedical stainless steel, and the housing is completely smooth with no rough areas to aid in hygiene. With each expansion appliance, we provide a custom swivel key that has an integrated activation recording tool directly on the handle. Tip: If you find an expander is hard to turn, run under warm water to loosen the threads.

    PLEASE SEND OPPOSING ARCH TO OCCLUDE FOR PROPER POSITION.

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  • LEAF RPELEAF RPE

    Leaf Spring Activated Expander

    The Leaf Spring Activated Expander from Leone is an evolution in design from the spring-loaded expander, designed with the technical and scientific collaboration of Dr. Claudio Lanteri and Mr. Filippo Francolini. Its small size body and two Nickel Titanium Memoria® leaf springs allow the release of calibrated and continuous forces to promote the dental expansion of the maxillary arch. Re-loading is needed when the two opposing leaf springs move apart. The intraoral activation will put the springs in contact again. Available in both 6 and 9mm of expansion and 450 grams and 900 grams of force. With each expansion appliance, we provide a custom swivel key that has an integrated activation recording tool directly on the handle.

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  • Quad HelixQuad Helix

    Quad Helix

    The Quad Helix can be constructed as a fixed or a removable appliance using .036 wire. It is used to widen the arch form with the aid of helices bent at the four corners of the appliance and lingual wires extending anteriorly. All of our Quad appliances are bent from straight wire allowing us to contour the vault accordingly while maintaining the integrity of the wire compared to pre-bent. Indications include all cross bites that need expansion, mild expansion in mixed dentition cases, Class III cases that need expansion, Class II cases, and cleft palate patients. A tongue crib and facemask hooks can be incorporated into the design.

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  • Wilson 3D expander3d expander

    Removable Quad Helix

    The MIA appliance is a removable wire expander. The appliance can be fabricated with lingual sheaths allowing for horizontal removal or 3D attachments (as shown) for vertical removal. Lingual wires can cross over the midline providing additional control over the anterior section. With each expansion appliance, we provide a custom swivel key that has an integrated activation recording tool directly on the handle.

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  • snap-lock-rpeSnap Lock or Alvetro RPE

    Snap Lock RPE

    The Snap Lock Expander is designed to prevent unwinding of the screw. It does not turn back unless the doctor or patient turns it back. The hole in the spindle is always in the right place for reactivation for parents reducing frustration. When the Snap Lock Expander is properly activated by 1/4 turn, both the patient and doctor will be able to feel the screw lock. If the appliance is overactivated, the Snap Lock Expander can be turned back. With each expansion appliance, we provide a custom swivel key that has an integrated activation recording tool directly on the handle.

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