Kids’ teeth sometimes come out prematurely, are knocked out, have to be extracted because of extensive decay and disease, or fail to grow in at all. Rather than just living with one or more missing teeth, children who are missing their baby teeth can invest in their long-term health and appearance with a little help from pediatric space maintainers in Winter Garden, FL.
Pediatric space maintainers can be personalized to fit Here is more information on how pediatric space maintainers can benefit patients’ smiles.
How Do Pediatric Space Maintainers In Winter Garden, FL Benefit My Kid’s Smile?
What is a pediatric space maintainer? It is a treatment device that pediatric dentists use as a kind of placeholder for a kid’s lost tooth or teeth. Pediatric space maintainers are comfortable to wear and serve a variety of purposes:
- Keep the teeth next to a missing tooth from shifting into the gap.
- Provide adequate space for permanent teeth to erupt naturally and fill in the gap.
- Makes it easier for young patients to get orthodontic treatment later on.
- Helps kids maintain good oral hygiene.
- Is simple, gentle, and non-invasive.
What Happens If I Don’t Get My Kid A Pediatric Space Maintainer?
If kids with premature tooth loss don’t immediately get procedures to treat it, their surrounding teeth could end up shifting and moving into the spaces of tooth loss. Not only does this lead to crooked or misaligned teeth, it can also make it hard for permanent teeth to properly erupt. At its worst, it can lead to the kid’s permanent teeth not coming in at all.
When permanent teeth do not come in at all, it causes cosmetic and functional problems. For example, missing teeth can affect the kid’s ability to speak or chew properly. That is why it is important for kids with premature baby tooth loss to get treated with pediatric space maintainers.
Come To Our Office For Pediatric Space Maintainers
One of the benefits of having a pediatric dentist for your child, is being able to take advantage of pediatric-specific treatments and services, like the placement of pediatric space maintainers. If you are the parent or guardian of a youngster whose baby teeth have prematurely fallen out, come out, never erupted, or been removed, then you should come to our state-of-the-art office.
We use the latest techniques and advanced technologies to give your kids the reliable and aesthetically enhanced smile of their hopes and dreams. Why wait to improve your kids smile with us? Get in contact with Dr. Jordan P. Jones and Dr. Matthew McLeod at our Esteem Dental Pediatrics office to schedule an appointment today!