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Old 07-03-2012, 06:14 AM   #1
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Palate Expander

Ok, so I've got a Palate Expander since March. Unfortunately, I never really worse it (The only reason I was supposed to wear it for a few weeks without anything being done, but it turned into months due to his wifes pregnancy). And about 2 weeks ago I was told to starting turning the key. However, I haven't worn it since (I'm waiting until I finish school next week, as I do sports which means I'm constantly taking it out and putting it back in.)

But, about a week ago I started to notice "creaking" sometimes when I open my mouth, along with some clicking now and again. However, this is only as I've started with the orthodontic treatement. Nothings really been done to my teeth, but both my bottom and top set of teeth are close together so I need a removable palate expander to help. Is it this that could have caused it? Or, because I haven't started turning, could this possibly help?

I'm really scared and anxious of anything to do with dentists, so I'm really worried. I absolutely don't want to go down any surgery route, but it annoys me and I know I won't make it any better. I'm 16 btw.

 
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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Re: Palate Expander

How have you been feeling? Did you speak to your ortho about the creaking noises?

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Ok, so I've got a Palate Expander since March. Unfortunately, I never really worse it (The only reason I was supposed to wear it for a few weeks without anything being done, but it turned into months due to his wifes pregnancy). And about 2 weeks ago I was told to starting turning the key. However, I haven't worn it since (I'm waiting until I finish school next week, as I do sports which means I'm constantly taking it out and putting it back in.)

But, about a week ago I started to notice "creaking" sometimes when I open my mouth, along with some clicking now and again. However, this is only as I've started with the orthodontic treatement. Nothings really been done to my teeth, but both my bottom and top set of teeth are close together so I need a removable palate expander to help. Is it this that could have caused it? Or, because I haven't started turning, could this possibly help?

I'm really scared and anxious of anything to do with dentists, so I'm really worried. I absolutely don't want to go down any surgery route, but it annoys me and I know I won't make it any better. I'm 16 btw.

 
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:50 AM   #3
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Re: Palate Expander

It seems I might have just had a injured jaw for a few weeks, seeming all the symptoms have gone and it's pretty much normal again. I don't know if it's just gone for now, but right now it's like I never had the cracking.

 
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