Using Interceptive Appliances & Space Maintainers

Most parents do not realize a child’s baby teeth are as important as permanent teeth. Besides obvious functions of eating and speech, healthy baby teeth are essential to guide adult teeth into their proper positions. Premature loss of baby teeth because of untreated cavities or infection can result in teeth tilting toward the empty space. A space maintainer can help to hold the space to allow the adult teeth to come in properly. Early diagnosis and timely correction with space maintainers can relieve the problem. Dr. Lin monitors growth and development at your child’s every visit and if necessary, will collaborate with orthodontists to determine the optimum time for braces.