Your child’s baby teeth may be small, but they have some big responsibilities in their early years. Kids will use them to learn how to bite, chew, and speak correctly. They’ll also hold a space open for the permanent teeth and guide them towards their proper positions. Unfortunately, your child may lose one or more baby teeth earlier than expected, which can lead the adult teeth to drift out of place and to become overcrowded or crooked instead.
To prevent this, our team at Smile Adventures can provide a space maintainer that maintains a clear, proper space for the eventual tooth until it’s ready to make its appearance. This type of device comes in fixed and removable versions, and our recommendation will depend on your child’s current age and level of maturity.