Children's Space Maintainers, Pediatric Dentists Norwood MA
For various reasons, including moderate to severe crowding and /or premature loss of primary teeth, we recommended a space maintainer for your child. Space maintainers are custom made for your child's mouth. They are discreet in appearance. Most kids easily adjust to them after a few days. Space maintainers hold the empty space left by the early loss of a tooth. Space maintainers prevent drifting of adjacent teeth until the unerupted permanent tooth naturally erupts into position. If drifting occurs, permanent teeth may become impacted or erupt in poor alignment. Proper instructions will be provided to you and your child on the proper maintenance of the space maintainer appliance.