Growth Chart for My Little Ones

Sunday, November 29, 2015

26 Nov 2015 - Teeth Space Maintainer

I brought Javier to School Dental Clinic @ HPB to put in place a removable space maintainer. A space maintainer is an appliance that is custom-made by a dentist or orthodontist in acrylic or metal material. Its purpose is to keep the space open to allow the permanent tooth to erupt and come into place.
Though it looks like braces, it's totally meant for different purpose.
Initially, Javier felt a bit uncomfortable with the space maintainer but after a while, he started getting used to it.  He's able to put in and take out the maintainer all by himself.
Once the space between the two baby teeth widens a bit, we will have to consider putting a fixed space maintainer.  We will review with the dentist in 2-3 months time.

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