Space Maintainers For Premature Tooth Loss

What Are Space Maintainers?

If a child loses a baby tooth earlier than expected or their adult tooth is late in erupting, they may benefit from space maintainers to hold the place for the incoming tooth or teeth. Space maintainers are orthodontic appliances that help ensure that adult teeth come in where they should. They can be fixed or removable and they are custom-made for each child.

Does Your Child Need A Space Maintainer?

If a child loses a baby tooth prematurely, or if the adult tooth is taking a long time to come in, bring them to see Dr. Clothier. He will determine if a space maintainer is necessary. If you have any questions about space maintainers, give us a call at (620)231-4140