A Space Maintainer becomes necessary when a child loses a baby tooth, yet the adult tooth is not ready to take its place. Without spacers, surrounding teeth may shift and end up filling the gap, leaving no room for the adult tooth when it erupts. Spacers also provide the guidance needed when the adult tooth does erupt so it doesn’t grow in crooked or at the wrong angle. Each spacer is made using an impression of the mouth to ensure the best fit. Find out more about space maintainers today!