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    Schwartz Expander

    Updated: Oct 5, 2018

    Why a Schwartz expander?

    • The shwartz applies gentle pressure as you expand

    • It is easy to keep the teeth clean

    • You get to pick colors

    • But, most importantly, IT WORKS!

    The typical recommendations:

    • Wear your expander 24 hours per day

    • Take it out only to brush your teeth and brush your retainer

    • Remember the “F” words – in your face or in your fingers!

    • Turn one full turn every Monday and every Friday



    What to expect:

    • It will feel a little weird to eat and talk at first, buy you can practice by reading aloud and eating soft foods for the first couple days

    • Be sure to brush your expander every morning and night with your toothbrush and toothpaste

    • As you make progress, you will see your teeth unravel and the true potential of your smile will be revealed! Don't be surprised if some spaces develop... this is normal!