Village Family Dental offers orthodontic dentistry services for both children and adults, including the application of space maintainers. Space maintainers create force that guides the growth of the face and jaws. It is also used to move teeth into better positions or to prevent teeth from shifting.
Recommendations and Safety Notices
Constant use will achieve the best results possible. It is very important to follow usage instructions very carefully. If not, the treatment will take longer and is subject to change.
- Be careful when removing your space maintainer to avoid injury to your lips, cheeks, face, and eyes.
- Never remove the device until the straps have been disconnected.
- Never wear the device when running or playing sports.
Take your space maintainer with you to every appointment. If it becomes soiled, the dentist will tell you how it should be cleaned.
Your teeth may be tender for the first few days of wearing your space maintainer. This tenderness will disappear as you adjust to the new pressures.