Kids' Space Maintainers in Apex, NC
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What Are Space Maintainers?
Space maintainers, sometimes known as "spacers," are orthodontic tools used to keep teeth from moving during childhood as the jaw continues to grow and develop. At Say Cheeze Dental, we may recommend space maintainers for our younger patients to ensure that their adult teeth have enough room to grow straight. Space maintainers may be made from metal or plastic and can be detachable or held in place with a dental adhesive. Our dental office in Apex, NC has a unique open layout for kids so both you and your child can feel calm and comfortable during their treatment. If your child has lost some of their baby teeth, reach out to our office to learn about how kids' space maintainers can help future teeth grow in properly and prevent potential jaw problems later on.
How Do Space Maintainers Work?
Before building your child's space maintainer program, our team will take digital x-rays and 3D scans of your child's mouth and jaw. These images will be used to ensure the custom orthodontics sit comfortably and don't interfere with your child's ability to eat or speak. When the appliances are ready, one of our dentists will place them in the mouth and ensure a proper fit.
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Ensure Proper Dental Development for Your Child
An ingrown or misaligned tooth can create significant (and expensive) dental problems down the line, which is why the team at Say Cheeze Dental recommends space maintainers to help keep your child's smile straight and beautiful. If your child is missing one or more baby teeth and still have some time to wait before their permanent teeth come in, we urge you to call our Apex, NC dental clinic to ask about the benefits of space maintainers. Schedule a consultation with our dentists today to learn more.