Fix your child's crowded teeth without braces.
Dental space maintainers are small plastic or metal appliances placed by our pediatric dentist in Staten Island that maintain spacing between teeth in order to allow permanent teeth to come in without overcrowding issues.
If your child has lost a baby tooth earlier than expected from a circumstance like one of the following:
An uncommon disease
Severe tooth decay
Or even when missing from birth
Then it may benefit them to use a space maintainer.
What are the benefits?
Space maintainers can help your child reduce the probability of needing braces from our orthodontist in Staten Island later in life by avoiding issues like overcrowding. They can also help your child eat food in a more comfortable manner, for those who experience pain while eating.