Space Maintainers

A Space maintainer is recommended for children who have lost their primary (baby) teeth too soon. Primary teeth are considered Mother Nature's way of space maintenance. In the instance that a baby tooth is extracted, damaged or falls out too soon, a space maintainer is recommended.

Nance appliance – indicated for loss of multiple primary teeth of the upper arch.  An acrylic button provides increased stability. Appliance prevents tipping and any rotation or movement of molars.

Lower lingual holding arch – indicated for loss of primary teeth of the lower arch. A wire adapted to the lingual side of the teeth connected by two molar bands. Appliance stabilizes molar position and to maintain the needed space for erupting permanent teeth.