Space Maintainers

space-maintainersA space maintainer is made up of bands and wires designed to hold your child’s remaining teeth in place when there is premature loss of his/her baby tooth. It is important to place the space maintainers promptly after a premature tooth loss to give the permanent tooth the best chance to erupt in the correct location. If a space maintainer is not used, the teeth will shift in the open area making it harder or in some situations impossible for the permanent tooth to erupt. Orthodonthics  is then required to remedy this problem.