Space maintainer

When your child loses her teeth prematurely, a space maintainer is recommended, in order to prevent permanent teeth from growing out of alignment, as well as to eliminate the need for future orthodontic treatment. This custom orthodontic appliance is either fixed or detachable, and is used to preserve space for the permanent tooth or teeth to grow in.

The orthodontic appliance causes little in the way of discomfort, as it is customized for the patient’s mouth. It is very important, however, to clean it to remove dental plaque and prevent gum disease.