Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Livermore

Space Maintenance

Maintaining the Path for Future Smiles

At Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Livermore, we understand the importance of every stage in your child’s dental development. One key aspect of this is space maintenance, a crucial preventive measure for ensuring the proper alignment and health of your child’s teeth as they grow.

  1. Understanding Space Maintainers Space maintainers are devices used to hold space open in the mouth when a primary (baby) tooth is lost prematurely or extracted. This loss can lead to potential problems, like adjacent teeth drifting into the empty space, causing issues with alignment as permanent teeth emerge. Our team specializes in customizing space maintainers to fit comfortably and effectively in your child’s mouth, ensuring a clear path for their permanent teeth.

  2. Customized Treatment for Each Child Every child’s dental needs are unique, and at Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Livermore, we tailor our space maintenance treatments to each individual. We consider various factors like the child’s age, which teeth are missing, and the overall dental development. This personalized approach ensures the most effective treatment and comfortable experience for your child.

  3. Monitoring and Follow-Up Fitting space maintainers is only the first step. Regular follow-ups and monitoring are essential to ensure that the maintainers are functioning as intended. Our team keeps a close eye on your child’s oral development, making adjustments as necessary and providing guidance on how to care for the space maintainer.

Space maintenance is an essential part of pediatric dental care, especially in guiding the proper growth and alignment of permanent teeth. At Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics of Livermore, our commitment to comprehensive care includes providing top-notch space maintenance solutions. Let us help safeguard your child’s future smile by ensuring a healthy foundation for their permanent teeth.