An overly narrow palate can lead to numerous problems, such as loud snoring, sleep apnea, overcrowded teeth, overbite, and malocclusion. Dr. Fathimani offers a personalized surgically-assisted rapid palatal expansion surgery to restore the optimal palate width and size.
Goals of Surgical Palatal Expansion
Surgical palatal expansion can be necessary for numerous reasons. Expanding the palate can create more space in the mouth, so the teeth can be aligned properly. It can also improve the function of the palate, make it easier to breathe and eat, reduce loud snoring and sleep apnea symptoms, and correct structural deformities. Dr. Fathimani is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who uses the cutting-edge SARPE (surgically-assisted rapid palatal expansion) technique to achieve the desired goals.
What is SARPE?
SARPE, short for surgically-assisted rapid palatal expansion, is an orthognathic surgery used to correct issues related to narrow palates, such as an overbite, crowded teeth, malocclusion, and loud snoring. The procedure involves making a vertical cut in the bone in the maxilla, following which the palate is expanded gradually over several months. The surgical procedure is usually followed by an orthodontic process, such as braces or Invisalign. However, the specific details of the SARPE technique depend on your unique anatomy and goals.
SARPE Can Correct:
- Overcrowded teeth
- Overbite and misalignment
- Narrow palate
- Snoring because of a weak retropalatal airway
- Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea
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Dr. Kayvan Fathimani is a triple-board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon dedicated to helping you achieve optimal jawbone alignment and oral functionality. He curates personalized treatment plans to help his patients achieve their functional and cosmetic goals. Furthermore, the medical team at Rocky Mountain Surgical Arts ensures you’re supported throughout the palate expansion journey. Please schedule a consultation to explore your palate expansion options in Lone Tree, Colorado.