Space maintainers – When a baby tooth is lost earlier than normal, the remaining teeth often shift to close the open space, causing orthodontic problems and trouble with adult tooth eruption. A space maintainer is like an orthodontic appliance, and it is glued in place until the adult tooth erupts into the empty space.
Habit Appliances – Old habits (i.e. thumb sucking) die hard. A specific type of orthodontic appliance can be glued into the mouth to help stop this habit.
Referral for braces – Your child’s growth and development will be monitored and evaluated at every appointment, and, when necessary, the appropriate referral will be made to an orthodontist.