space-maintainer

Space Maintainer

The pediatric appliance (also know as a band and loop) is used to hold the space of an extracted deciduous tooth.  The 6-year molar needs to have erupted for this appliance.  If not, we can fabricate a distal shoe which is inserted mesial to the unerupted molar to maintain space.

Description

Treatment & Care

This appliance should be cleaned every day with toothpaste and a soft toothbrush, morning and night. Encourage the patient to give sufficient time to clean thoroughly around the appliance, gums, teeth, and bands to maintain proper hygiene and prevent inflammation. 3 minutes is recommended.

Materials

  • Wire: American Orthodontics Chromium Cobalt

Attachment and Band Options

  • AO Maximum Retention Bands
  • Leone Web Bands