Space Maintainers near Ledgewood NJ
Your Child’s Healthiest Smile Begins Here
Baby teeth, or primary teeth, are important to your child’s future dental health and do more than just aid your child in speaking and chewing. Baby teeth “hold the space” for adult teeth to grow and support healthy development of the jaw bones and muscles. If a baby tooth gets lost too soon, it’s important to schedule an appointment with our experienced pediatric dentist right away to evaluate if a space maintainer is necessary. Roxbury Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry is proud to offer state-of-the-art space maintainers near Ledgewood, NJ, for your child’s dental needs.
What are Space Maintainers?
A space maintainer is an appliance that holds the space for an adult tooth open, preventing teeth from shifting. Top and bottom teeth will naturally drift toward missing teeth, causing crooked permanent teeth that may require extensive treatment in the future. Space maintainers for kids ensure that your child’s adult tooth has the proper space to grow in.
We offer two kinds of space maintainers:
- Removable – These are similar to orthodontic devices and are typically acrylic. In certain cases, it’s also possible to use an artificial tooth to fill the gap.
- Fixed – Fixed space maintainers are made to stay in place and will not come out easily. There are various types of fixed space maintainers available. Our pediatric dentist will choose the most appropriate appliance for your child and customize it to their specific needs.
Space maintainers will take only a few days for your child to get used to. Once the space maintainer is placed, Roxbury Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry will monitor the progress of your child’s tooth development and decide the best timing to remove the space maintainer, which is typically when the adult tooth is ready to come in.
Contact Us to Find Out More About Space Maintainers near Ledgewood, NJ
To schedule a complimentary Roxbury Pediatric Dental Assessment, which includes digital x-rays and an in-depth consultation, valued at $171, click here. Our experienced team is ready to help with all your child’s dental needs, so contact us today – we look forward to making your child part of our Roxbury Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry family!