The Bonded RPE-BP (by Dr. Michael Alpern)
More than just a bonded palatal expander, the RPE-BP system is the cornerstone to Dr. Alpern's treatment philosophy. Posterior bite planes vertically unload the TMJ and free up the occlusion for faster, more patient friendly treatment. After rapid palatal expansion is completed, the posterior bite plane becomes the platform from which numerous treatment objectives can be achieved. Class II , class III , cross bite hooks, arch wire tubes and whip springs can be added. The mini screws, pink wax & vertically placed band material positioned within the posterior bite planes are all part of the unique debonding mechanism.