Why does my child need space maintainers?
Your child’s baby teeth help guide the permanent teeth underneath them into their proper position. In fact, a major function of baby teeth is to hold space for the adult teeth that will eventually push them out.
If your child loses a tooth due to injury, or infection, the missing space between the teeth may lead to overcrowding o impacted teeth. This is because the teeth coming in on either side of the space will begin to drift into the empty space, meaning there is insufficient space for their adult teeth.
Using space maintainers at Appolonia can prevent this from happening, by taking over the function of the lost tooth and preserving the gap between the teeth.