What Are the Side Effects of Expansion in Schwartz and Rapid Palatal Expansion (RPE)?
Orthodontic expansion is a common procedure for adults and children alike. But what are the side effects of Schwartz and Rapid Palatal Expansion (RPE)? It’s important to be aware of potential risks before you or your child undergoes this procedure.
The Potential Side Effects
One potential side effect of Schwartz and RPE is root resorption, which occurs when the root of a tooth becomes exposed. This can cause pain and sensitivity; in some cases, the tooth may have to be extracted. Other risks include teeth tipping forward or backward, soft tissue trauma, displacement of teeth, displacement of the maxillary midline, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction.

Another risk associated with RPE is post-operative pain. This can occur due to muscle strain and inflammation caused by the device. In some cases, it may take several weeks for the pain to subside. Patients should also be aware that there is an increased risk of gum disease if they do not maintain proper oral hygiene following their procedure.

It’s also important to note that patients who have previously undergone orthodontic treatment may experience delayed results with Schwartz or RPE procedures because their bone structure has already been altered. Additionally, people who are missing permanent teeth are not candidates for these procedures because it could lead to further complications such as malocclusion (incorrect bite).
Are you considering expanding your palate? There are options for a fixed or removable device; however, rapid expansion may lead to more side effects than slow ones – so it’s best not to rush the process. The most common side effect is nosebleeds occurring once or twice during treatment – if they keep happening, then make sure to schedule an appointment immediately and consult your doctor.

Maxilla surgery is a common procedure, especially in younger generations. Millions of cases have been done with distraction osteogenesis, which involves stretching and popping the maxillae bones to create space for teeth eruption or jaw growth. For kids who lack development due to soft diets, improper breastfeeding, or other habits – these procedures could provide them with necessary expansion that an average mouth may never experience otherwise.