When children lose their baby teeth too soon because of trauma or decay, the adjacent teeth around the area of loss can move and fill in the space. This is called “space loss.” If left untreated, there will not be enough space for the permanent tooth when it comes in. To hold space for the permanent tooth, we recommend space maintainers.
What Are Space Maintainers?
They are metal appliances custom-fitted for your child’s mouth. They are bonded onto adjacent teeth and are designed differently depending on the case. While space maintainers are often suggested to help maintain proper permanent tooth growth, not every child requires them. We can help determine if your child needs one.
Schedule a Consultation About Space Maintainers with Us Today
Our team is committed to caring for your child’s oral health. Contact us at 262-468-5212 to schedule an appointment.