MSE – Maxillary Skeletal Expander
Maxillary Skeletal Expansion (or MSE) has completely revolutionized how we think about our ability to help change the width of the upper jaw. Dr. Abbasi uses the Maxillary Skeletal Expander (M.S.E.) to expand the palate and correct the bite, upper jaw disharmony & improve sinus congestion in adults and late teens, who would have required surgery otherwise.
Over the last few hundred years, the facial structures of humans have changed. When we ate nuts, berries, meat and non-processed fiber, our faces were wider and over time as we began to eat processed food, our faces narrowed and our teeth crowded together. Softer diets of pre-cooked, pre-packaged foods narrowed our faces. Without a diet that we actively had to chew our bones were no longer stimulated in the same way. When we lost the width of our upper jaw, we also caused a narrowing of the nasal passages, created less room for the tongue. This constricted our airways causing more stuffy noses, more problems with breathing while asleep, snoring, mouth-breathing, and sleep apnea.
This problem with the upper jaw was thought impossible to fix without the help of oral surgery. Now, with breakthrough technology, Dr Abbasi can widen the jaw of adults, older teens and even children who need extra expansion. MSE allows Dr Abbasi to expand adults that were once thought to be destined for surgery. The Maxillary Skeletal Expander is placed with only local anesthetic and is held in place by 4 temporary implants in the palate. By expanding the upper jaw the airway is expanded. This greatly benefits those with sleep apnea, fatigue, breathing problems and difficulty sleeping.