compact-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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Description

Treatment & Care

The typical rate of activation is one (1) per day. Each RPE requires four (4) activations per 1mm. It is Not uncommon to double up with one turn in the morning and one in the evening. Going too fast may damage periodontal membrane or roots of the teeth. Going too slow may result in producing more dentoalveolar change and less sutural split than normally desired.

This appliance should be cleaned every day with toothpaste and a soft toothbrush, morning and night. Encourage the patient to give sufficient time to clean thoroughly around the appliance, gums, teeth, and bands to maintain proper hygiene and prevent inflammation. 3 minutes is recommended.

Materials

  • Wire: American Orthodontics Chromium Cobalt
  • Screw: Leone Stealth RPE

Attachment & Band options:

  • AO Maximum Retention Bands
  • Leone Web Bands
  • AO .022 Slot w/ Hook
  • AO Headgear and .022 Slot with Hook
  • AO MBT w/hook
  • AO Double Slot w/ Hook