Care of Space Maintainers

Care of Space Maintainers

To avoid the cost and time of replacement, please:

Avoid sticky sweets, popcorn, ice and or chewing gum.

Don't tug or push on the space maintainer with your fingers or tongue.

Keep it clean with brushing and flossing.

At night carefully clean around all wires, bands and other areas of the appliance, as it tends to trap food.

After cleaning, please inspect the appliance carefully for damage.

It is important to keep your six  month check up appointments to monitor oral health and to evaluate the space maintainer to determine when it needs to be removed.