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How to Turn Your Expander

let me first take a moment to explain

the key to the expander the key is

designed with this bend right here this

is a safety bend this prevents you from

poking the roof of the mouth while

you're doing the turns on the expander

when you go to insert the key into the

expander insert the key all the way up

to this first Bend and that's how you

know you're in the correct position okay

let me show you how to turn the upper

expander I'm going to show you on a

model of real close-up views so that you

can see what I'm doing what you're going

to do is take your key and insert the

key into the hole in the forward

position this is the hole towards the

front of the mouth go ahead and slide

the key into the hole until you feel it

hit that safety bend there then you're

going to push back towards the back of

the mouth until you see the next hole

rotate around into that forward position

that's one complete turn when you go to

remove the key be sure to pull straight

down to remove it and not pull forward

to remove it because as you pull forward

you can see you're reversing the turn so

instead make sure you pull straight down

to remove the key then what you're going

to do is always double-check yourself go

ahead and take your key and see if you

can replace it into that forward hole

again if you can you've done a great job

turning and here's what it looks like to

turn the upper expander in somebody's

mouth so you're going to take your key

insert the key into the hole in the

forward position or the hole closest to

the front of the mouth push all the way

back towards the back of the throat once

you see the next hole visible go ahead

and pull straight down on the key to

remove it and reinsert the key in the

hole in the forward position to check

your turn to make sure you've done one

complete turn okay let me show you how

to turn the lower expander again on a

model of a patient's mouth so you can

clearly see what it looks like you're

going to take the key of the expander

and insert the key into the hole that's

visible at the top of the expander once

the key is all the way into that safety

bend you're going to push the key back

towards the tongue and rotate it around

until you see the next hole become

visible on the top of the expander

that's one complete turn so you can go

ahead and slide your case straight out

towards the tongue

to remove it and again double-check

yourself by putting the key into the

visible hole again to make sure you've

completed your turn and here's what it

looks like to turn the lower expander in

somebody's mouth find the hole visible

at the top of the lower expander insert

your key into that hole make sure the

key drops all the way down into that

safety bend push back towards the tongue

until you see the next hole visible at

the top of the expander then pull

straight back on the key to remove it

and double-check your turn by putting

the key into the next hole that's become

visible and that's how you turn

expanders great job

you