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Space Maintainers in Aurora, CO

What Are Space Maintainers?

Space maintainers are designed to leave room for a permanent tooth when a baby tooth has to be extracted early. A space maintainer can help keep your child’s teeth from shifting into the open space, which can lead to improper positioning of the permanent tooth. Proper positioning of the permanent teeth can help eliminate the need for orthodontic treatments later in life.

If your child loses a tooth early, your dentist may recommend the use of a space maintainer. There are two types of space maintainer that are commonly used for children, removable and fixed maintainers.  Our dental team will decide on the best space maintainer for your child’s specific needs.

To learn more about when space maintainers are needed, contact our office and schedule a consultation today.