Space maintainers are specially designed instruments which are cemented into a patient’s mouth. These space maintainers keep a specific area open between two teeth and allow a permanent tooth to grow in its allotted space.
Importance Of Space Maintainer
Permanent teeth come into place after baby teeth fall out. Baby teeth are not just essential for the development of permanent teeth but also the jaw bones and muscles. Permanent teeth can shift into open space which requires extensive orthodontic treatment to fix. Space maintainers are not obligatory for every child that loses a tooth. However, it is recommended that you get a professional consultation to check whether a space maintainer is required or not.