The incoming permanent tooth’s development will be monitored regularly by the dentist or orthodontist through X-ray photography. When the tooth is ready to come out, the space maintainer is taken off.
If no permanent tooth comes out, the space maintainer will continue to be used until the child’s growth is complete at around age 16 to 18. After this, the dentist will place a bridge, implant or removable partial denture in the space.
Now you can kiss your overbite or underbite goodbye. Have an attractive smile that’s truly remarkable from an expert’s perspective. Call us in Wilbraham today at (413) 596-9657 or use our online Request an Appointment form. Our patients come to us from the Pioneer Valley (Hampden County, MA) towns of Hampden, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Springfield, Wilbraham and East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.