A palatal expander “expands” (or widens) your upper jaw by putting gentle pressure on your upper molars each time an adjustment is made. When you achieve the desired expansion, you will wear the appliance for several months to solidify the expansion and to prevent regression. To visit with our orthodontist at Melvin H. Pearson DDS, PC and learn more about palatal expanders in Staten Island, New York, please call 718-948-5100!