Treatment & Care
Space maintainers are not permanent, and they are removed when permanent teeth erupt. There are two types of pediatric space maintainers that your dentist may recommend, fixed and removable. As the names suggest, the first one stays in the mouth although not permanently while the other is removable.
This appliance should be cleaned every day with toothpaste and a soft toothbrush, morning and night. Encourage the patient to give enough time to clean thoroughly around the appliance, gums, teeth, and bands to maintain proper hygiene and prevent inflammation. 3 minutes is recommended.
- Wire: American Orthodontic Chromium Cobalt
Attachment & Band options:
- AO Maximum Retention Bands
- Leone Web Bands
- AO .036 Chrome-cobalt solder to a band