Appliances are needed for different reasons. Most of the times when your child looses baby teeth before they are suppose to come out, a space maintainer is required. There are two types of space maintainers: unilateral (which holds one space open), and bilateral (when two spaces on opposite sides are opened). Other appliances available at Kids Dental Now are meant to move teeth into their place or stop sucking habits. Appliances are cemented temporarily with a special type of dental cement for 3 months – 6 months or even 2 years. We encourage you to ask (when in the office) for pictures with appliances and more explanations, and to visit us on Facebook for animation videos on how an appliance works and is kept clean.
Simple Spring Appliance:
corrects single anterior tooth cross bite
Thumb Crib Appliance:
stops and corrects sucking habits and their effects
Quad Helix Appliance:
corrects posterior cross bites either for one side or for both sides.
Pediatric Dental Partial:
replaces missing front teeth.
upper bilateral space maintainer
Double Spring Appliance:
corrects anterior cross bites for two teeth
Bilateral lower space maintainer