Trans-palatal Arch trouble

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Trans-palatal Arch trouble

#1 Post by rawr101 »

I had my TPA put on my upper palate early in January and the only problems I have had was the raw tongue and the imprint of the device on it as well. Well the last few weeks I feel like one side is really digging into my palate. The other side seems fine and the wire feels like it is laying on top of the palate but the this side feel more sunken in. Is this normal?

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Re: Trans-palatal Arch trouble

#2 Post by pfd161 »

I have the arch also. It by far has been the biggest pain so far. My tongue took a beating for the first month with sore I could barely talk or eat. Now I hardly notice it. Once in a while my teeth will shift and one side will start getting sore again. As far as I know...this should not be hitting the roof of your mouth. Mine is closer on one side but does not hit it at all. I would call your ortho... Believe me when I say it will get better soon and you won't even notice it's there. I eat most anything I want now.


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Re: Trans-palatal Arch trouble

#3 Post by HAD2013 »

Whether it got bent somehow or your teeth moved, a quick few minutes in the ortho chair and he/she should be able to adjust it so it lays across the palate without digging. It is worth a visit if it is causing you pain or if you are having to change your routine. I got a big blister on the roof of my mouth and the healing from that has been tough.

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