Our main office:
2797 Bathurst St. #100 • Toronto ON • M6B 4B9
416-787-9060
Satellite location:

1450 Clark Ave. W. #22 • Thornhill ON • L4J 7R5
905-669-6960

 

Jaw Surgery

When upper jaws are constricted or narrow there can be insufficient room for permanent teeth to erupt. Upper jaw constrictions can be caused by finger and/or thumb sucking habits, mouth breathing habits, drinking from sippy cups, baby bottles, sucking on blankets and more. Palatal expansion appliances are most effective when children are growing. Using palatal expansion appliances can help to prevent jaw surgery later on in life, premature wearing of teeth and help change growth vectors. If a palatal expansion appliance is prescribed for your child you will be shown how to turn the appliance according to a time schedule determined by Dr. Kivity-Chandler. Turning activates the appliance allowing for the slow and comfortable widening of the upper jaw. To find out if palatal expansion would be helpful in correcting your child's narrow upper jaw call our office.