Orthodontist Dr Kieran Daly may recommend the Tiger Screw Expansion for patients with specific dental and skeletal discrepancies, particularly when rapid correction is desired.

So you’ve just gotten you Expander and you’re on your way to your dream smile! Well here are a few things to note…

Expansion instructions

  • Turn the expander until the next number, once daily, until your next appointment
  • The numbers are indicated with •, • •, and • • •

Your speech may be affected for the first few days as your tongue adjusts to articulating with your expander. This is normal.

Use the dental wax from your hygiene kit to relieve any rubbing or discomfort. If you’ve run out just ask a member of our team, we can top you up!

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Warm salty mouth rinses or Kin Care Aloe Vera Hyaluronic Acid Gel can be used if you develop any sores or blisters. This can be purchased at our front desk, for your convenience.

Avoid having sticky toffees, popcorn, jellies, chewing gum, as they will get tangled in the appliance and feed bacteria that irritates the gum. Have a look at what one of our past patients suggest you eat! Blathnaid wore an X5 implant appliance for her braces journey.

If you practice sports that require a gumshield, we will provide one specially designed to be worn with orthodontic appliances.

The Tiger Screw Expansion device is typically for those around the ages of 13-15 for girls and 14-16 for boys, however, as always, this can differ depending on the individual’s growth.

A Little Background Information!

The Tiger Screw Expansion device, also known as the TSE, is used in orthodontics for rapid palatal expansion (RPE). This orthodontic treatment is used to correct a narrow upper jaw. By gradually widening the upper jaw, RPE creates more space for crowded teeth, corrects crossbites, and enhances overall dental alignment.

The Tiger Screw Expansion device is a modification of traditional rapid palatal expanders. It consists of a screw mechanism that applies controlled forces to expand the maxilla. The “Tiger Screw” design offers advantages such as increased stability, reduced treatment time, and enhanced patient comfort compared to some conventional expanders.

Orthodontist Dr Kieran Daly may recommend the Tiger Screw Expansion for patients with specific dental and skeletal discrepancies, particularly when rapid correction is desired. However, its usage depends on individual patient needs and Dr Kieran’s assessment of the most suitable treatment approach.

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