Palatal expander and dentofacial orthopedics



Dr. Nancy Phan uses palatal expander, along with other dental-facial orthopedic appliances, to treat growing children who have unfavorable facial growth.  She uses a palatal expander to treat cases with severe dental crowding and small maxilla jaw.   Through expansion of the palatal sutures, spaces are created to resolve dental crowding, broaden smile arch, correct a skeletal constriction, and minimize risks of teeth impaction in growing children.  A palatal expander and other functional appliances such as a reverse-pulled headgear, Herbst appliance, headgear, or fixed bite corrector to create dental-facial orthodontic movements.  Depending on the patient's skeletal and facial discrepancy, Dr. Phan will come up with treatment recommendation to correct non-ideal facial growth and improve your child's face.

Contact Us

We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our office or use the quick contact form below.

Site Developed by

Care Orthodontics
88 Tully Rd., Ste. 113 San Jose, CA 95111.
Phone: (408) 971-2885
 Go to Dr. Phan's Facebook page  Follow Care Orthodontics on YouTube  Find Care Orthodontics on Google+  Read Dr. Phan's Yelp