Pediatric Space Maintainers in Kerrville, TX
When baby teeth, or primary teeth, fall out before permanent teeth are ready to grow in, a space maintainer can help maintain space until the permanent tooth erupts. At Tots to Teens Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, we offer pediatric space maintainers to help keep your child’s smile straight. If your child has lost a primary tooth prematurely and you would like to know if they can benefit from a pediatric space maintainer, reach out to our office to schedule a space maintainer dental appointment for your child. Contact Us
What is a dental space maintainer?
A space maintainer is a dental device used to hold and maintain space for permanent teeth. If your child’s tooth is lost prematurely, dental issues like shifting or losing teeth can interfere with the growth of the permanent tooth. Pediatric space maintainers can help reduce your child’s chances of needing braces and helps keep their teeth aligned. There are several types of space maintainers but band and loop space maintainers are most commonly used.
Are space maintainers painful?
At Tots to Teens, we create custom band and loop space maintainers to ensure the maintainer fits as comfortably and securely as possible. While they can be uncomfortable at first, children are likely to adjust to the space maintainer after a few days. Before you leave our office, we’ll provide you and your child with instructions on properly caring for the space maintainer. If you notice the space maintainer causing pain, schedule a space maintainer dental appointment so our team can take a look.
How much is a space maintainer?
A space maintainer is a customized dental appliance that has the advantage of keeping your child’s smile aligned. Pediatric space maintainers can help prevent the cost of braces or other restorative work in the future. At Tots to Teens, we’re committed to providing affordable dental care for families in Kerrville. We offer flexible payment options and accept multiple dental insurances. Visit our financial page to learn more about financing options. Learn More