Space Maintenance in Clovis, CA

We ensure your child’s smile stays on track, even when their teeth have other plans.

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What is Space Maintenance?

Space maintenance is essential for preserving the gaps left by prematurely lost baby teeth. When a primary tooth is lost too early, it can disrupt the natural alignment of permanent teeth. This can lead to crowding, misalignment, or other orthodontic issues in the future. By providing space maintenance interventions, we can prevent these complications and guide the proper growth of permanent teeth.


Space maintainers can be either fixed or removable. They are custom-made by dentists or orthodontists to fit your child’s mouth comfortably and effectively maintain the necessary space.

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4 Steps to Space Maintenance Care


Avoid Sticky or Hard Foods

Limit sticky and hard foods that could damage or dislodge the appliance.

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Daily Cleaning

Gently brush around the space maintainer to remove food particles and plaque.

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Gentle Handling

Encourage your child to be cautious when eating or playing to prevent any damage to the space maintainer.

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Regular Checkups

Schedule routine dental visits to ensure the space maintainer remains in good condition and fits properly.

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Space maintenance is more cost-effective and less burdensome on your child compared to correcting misalignment with orthodontic treatment later on.

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Why Start Early?

Starting early with space maintenance is crucial because it allows for the preservation of proper tooth alignment and spacing. When a primary tooth is lost prematurely, it can lead to adjacent teeth shifting into the empty space, causing misalignment and crowding issues as permanent teeth begin to grow. By intervening early, we can prevent these complications and ensure that your child’s smile develops correctly. Plus, early intervention can help minimize the need for more extensive and costly orthodontic treatment in the future.

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Why Choose My Kid's Dentist & Orthodontics for Space Maintenance in Clovis?

Choosing us for space maintenance ensures your child receives exceptional care from highly-skilled professionals. Our experienced team utilizes advanced, proven technologies and techniques to deliver thorough and effective orthodontic treatment for a healthier, happier smile. With a focus on personalized care, we tailor our approach to meet your child’s specific needs and concerns, prioritizing their oral health and overall well-being. Trust us for high-quality care that deliver lasting results.

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Schedule an appointment with us today to discover the difference of advanced, proven technologies, a full suite of services, and exceptional dental care just for your little one.