The surgically assisted rapid palatal expansion (SARPE) is an orthognathic surgical procedure to allow your orthodontist to increase the width of the patient’s upper jaw reliably. The SARPE can frequently be avoided with early intervention by your dentist or local orthodontist. As a result, I recommend an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. The SARPE is a very technique sensitive procedure which requires the proper surgeon and approach for success. The SARPE has been one of the most reliable procedures at Canyon Point Implant and Oral Surgery.