Did you know that children who have chronic sinus problems can often benefit from the use of a Rapid Palatial Expander (RPE)?
Children who have chronic sinus infections colds, asthma and allergies often also have narrow sinuses passageways. The reduced airflow can result in higher levels of bacteria that live normally in everyone’s sinuses – leading to increased numbers of colds and infections.
Sometimes the treatment is as simple as using a Rapid Palatal Expander, known as an RPE. Orthodontic medical literature has demonstrated positive correlations between using Rapid Palatal Expander (RPE) in children with nasal obstruction, asthma, and allergies. In laymen’s terms, the expansion of the area leads to increased air flow, which changed the amount and type of bacteria in the sinus cavity.
If your child suffers from chronic sinus problems, you might want to ask your pediatrician or ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat doctor) about the use of an RPE. If you have questions, please call our office and we’ll be happy to explain further.