While it’s normal for your child to lose their baby teeth, if it happens too soon it can cause misaligned, overcrowded, or crooked teeth in the future. As a result, it may become necessary for your child to wear braces or aligners to correct these problems. However, you can address it early on with the help of space maintainers in Atlanta. This treatment can:
- Promote the proper growth of adult teeth
- Improve their dental health over time
- Potentially avoid the need for orthodontic treatment in the future
- Encourage the development of a healthy bite
Find out if your child needs this treatment by calling 678-990-3143.
Keep Your Child’s Smile Healthy With Orthodontic Intervention
There are many reasons your child may lose their teeth too soon, such as trauma to the mouth, cavities or infected teeth, or congenital defects at birth. When this happens, their adult teeth can come in crooked or overcrowd other teeth. To prevent this from happening, space maintainers will:
- Keep the space open where the baby tooth was until the adult tooth comes in
- Prevent nearby teeth from shifting out of place
- Encourage the development of properly aligned teeth
Around the age of 6 or 7, you should bring your child in for an appointment so we can determine if space maintainer treatment is necessary.
While accidents happen, and congenital defects at birth obviously can’t be prevented, one of reasons for early baby tooth loss is entirely avoidable: cavities. We encourage you to bring your child in for a checkup as soon as their first tooth erupts. We can monitor their dental development, do thorough examinations, and eventually perform cleanings when they are a bit older. If needed, we can use fluoride treatments and dental sealants for added anti-cavity protection. This entire process will give your child a good experience at the dentist, while we help stop cavities in their tracks.
Find out if space maintainers in Atlanta are necessary for your child by calling 678-990-3143 for an appointment, if you’re a new patient. Existing patients can call 404-567-8900.