Space Maintainers

If your child loses a primary tooth early (before the permanent tooth is ready to erupt), Dr. Nguyen may recommend the use of a space maintainer. If a space maintainer is not put into place, other teeth can grow into the space left by the primary tooth, which can cause issues with bite and appearance later on in life.

The video below shows what will happen if a space maintainer is not used and then the effects the maintainer can have:

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