Logo Dung Orthodontics Honolulu and Aiea, HI
1600 Kapiolani Blvd, Suite 519 Honolulu, HI 96814 (808) 941-5241
98-150 Kaonohi Street, Suite C-214 Aiea, HI 96701(808) 488-0026

Types of Appliances

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.

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Rapid Palate Expander With Hooks

Rapid Palate Expander with Reverse Pull Facemask

Space Maintainer


Temporary Anchorage Device


Forsus Appliance


Hawley Retainer


Clear Essix Retainer