Space maintainers are usually a simple and straightforward way to keep the space open for adult teeth to come in. In some cases, a simple space maintainer can prevent more expensive treatment, like braces, in the future.
Strong, healthy teeth help you chew the right foods which help you grow. Teeth also help you speak clearly and they help you look your best. Taking care of your teeth prevents plaque from growing. Plaque is a clear film of bacteria or “sugar bugs” that stick to your teeth.