If your child has lost a baby tooth prematurely, you may be worried about how this will affect their permanent teeth. Without the proper support of baby teeth, other teeth can shift and move into the wrong spaces in your child’s mouth. This will cause their permanent teeth to be guided into incorrect positions. Dental spacers for children can help avoid crooked teeth and other dental problems.
Spacers can also be used for adults who have retained a baby tooth into adulthood that becomes lost or extracted. The spacer will maintain the optimal space to help bring in the adult tooth or to place an implant if necessary.