Rapid Palate Expander
A Rapid Palate Expander (or “RPE”) is used to expand the palate and to correct the bite that either has a crossbite (“opposite” bite) or a narrow upper arch. It widens the upper jaw to create space for permanent teeth. An RPE is usually worn for six to nine months in order to correct the bite.
Review the video below to learn more about Rapid Palate Expanders.