Case Study


Emily, aged 8 years, has a significant underbite, which affects her speech, her appearance and self-image. We constructed a plate as in the picture below, which expands the palate in a fan shape and protrudes her top front teeth. Emily wears the removable the plate all the time and an adult turns the screw to activate the plate. In a span of 14 months the change in Emily’s appearance is significant and her speech is much improved. Treatment is continuing to make room for her upper laterals, which now have nearly sufficient space to move into the correct arch.

Emily: Before

Emily: After