Bonded


Bonded RPE


The Bonded Palatal Expander (BRPE) uses acrylic bonded to the first and second bicuspids and the first molars for anchorage. A 12 millimeter screw is used for maximum expansion. The expansion screw is soldered to a wire framework which is bent around the lingual and buccal sides of the posterior teeth. To aid in the removal of the appliance, debonding loops and/or debonding screws may be added. The BRPE can also be constructed without the buccal support wires to aid in removal.




Bonded RPE without a buccal wire


The (BRPE) with No Buccal Wire uses acrylic bonded to the first and second bicuspids and the first molars for anchorage. A 12 millimeter screw is used for maximum expansion. The expansion screw is soldered to a wire framework which is bent around the lingual only of the posterior teeth. To aid in the removal of the appliance, debonding loops and/or debonding screws may be added.




Bonded RPE: Full Palate


The Full Palate Bonded Expander uses acrylic bonded to the first and second bicuspids and the first molars for anchorage. The acrylic extends across the palate area for bodily expansion. A 12 millimeter screw is used for maximum expansion. To aid in the removal of the appliance, debonding loops and/or debonding screws may be added.




Dischinger Bonded Expander


The Dischinger Bonded Expander uses a 12 millimeter expansion screw. The retention arms of the screw are bent along the lingual surface of the posterior teeth. The appliance has a 2 millimeter vacuum formed acrylic shell. This vacuum formed shell allows the appliance to be easily removed once the expansion phase has been completed.