If the upper jaw is too narrow it can cause problems with your bite. Our orthodontist, Dr. Charles Gulland, may suggest the use of a rapid palatal expander to combat this issue. This appliance pushes on either side of the molars, allowing the palate to widen permanently over time for a healthier bite. If you are looking for a rapid palatal expander in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, please give Gulland Orthodontics a call at 724-981-3950 or 724-588-2235 to learn more today.