Harmonize your bite with surgical precision
When it comes to addressing complex dental and skeletal issues related to the upper jaw, Surgically Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion (SARPE) is a transformative solution.
Our SARPE treatment in Arvada harmonizes your oral and facial structure components, creating a more balanced and functional smile. At AVOS Dental Specialists, we specialize in surgical procedures, ensuring a seamless journey toward a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing smile.
Discover how SARPE can enhance your well-being and confidence. Contact us today at (720) 798-1200 to take the first step toward better oral health and start your dental journey!
Surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion is a major ambulatory surgical procedure that enables an effective and secure rectification of maxillary constriction. It offers hope to patients facing challenges such as a narrow upper jaw or dental misalignment that may not find resolution through non-surgical approaches.
SARPE surgery is a team effort with your orthodontist. It’s usually done before you get braces, but sometimes, you might need a short period of braces first. The surgery involves making strategic bone cuts that facilitate the expansion of the upper jaw, achieved using a palatal expander device.
Wondering if surgically SARPE is right for you?
If you’re an adult with crowded teeth or an overbite, SARPE could be an option for you. A younger person whose palate has not fully fused would not be a candidate for a SARPE.
Here are some scenarios where SARPE procedures may come into consideration:
- Dental crowding: When there’s insufficient room in the dental arch for proper teeth alignment, palate expansion surgery can create additional space, relieving crowding and facilitating orthodontic treatment.
- Crossbite correction: Palatal expansion can rectify a posterior crossbite, where upper teeth are positioned inside the lower teeth during biting. Expanding the palate helps align upper and lower dental arches, enhancing bite function.
- Airway improvement: A narrow maxilla can contribute to airway blockages, leading to issues like sleep apnea and breathing difficulties. Palate expansion surgery widens the upper jaw, providing more airway space and enhancing breathing.
- Skeletal imbalances: In cases where the upper jaw significantly differs in width from the lower jaw, palate expansion surgery may be recommended to correct skeletal imbalances and enhance overall facial harmony.
- Orthodontic integration: Palatal expansion is frequently incorporated into comprehensive orthodontic treatment plans, particularly when transverse maxillary deficiency needs correction before or during teeth alignment.
Talk to us, and we’ll help you know if SARPE is the right treatment for you. We’ll assess your situation and provide a personalized treatment plan to ensure your smile’s long-term health and well-being.
SARPE at AVOS Dental Specialists
Our focus on SARPE is on delivering exceptional results and ensuring your comfort throughout the process. By entrusting your care to us, you can expect:
- Safe and customized sedation: We offer moderate and deep sedation options for your comfort level.
- Cutting-edge techniques: We utilize platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) during the procedure to drastically reduce the risk of dry sockets, minimize postoperative discomfort, and expedite healing.
- Optimal postoperative comfort: To aid your postoperative comfort and minimize the need for opioids, we use Exparel local anesthesia. This helps manage pain effectively, allowing for a smoother recovery.
Request a consultation today to welcome a more comfortable smile!
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I had a dental implant here recently and had a great experience! Dr. Haupt was professional, personable, and had excellent communication skills. The rest of the team at AVOS were also very friendly and pleasant to work with.
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