PEDIATRIC ORTHODONTICS

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Pediatric Orthodontics

DENTAL SPACE MANAGEMENT

WHY TO MAINTAIN SPACE

Failure to maintain space results in Malocclusion

  • Drifting / tipping of teeth
  • Loss of arch length
  • Midline shift
  • Crowding of permanent teeth
  • Impactions
  • Orthodontic intervention, including extractions

What is Pediatric Dentistry?

It is the specialty that provides both primary and complete oral health care for infants and children till adolescence including those with special health care needs.

BASIC CONCEPTS

  • Space closure occurs during the first 6 months after extraction/tooth lost. It is best to insert the appliance as soon as possible following the extraction/tooth loss. Loss of space occurs primarily due to a tipping movement of teeth.  Erupting premolars usually require 4-5 months to move through 1mm of bone.

SPACE MAINTAINERS

A space maintainer is an intra-oral appliance used to preserve arch length following the premature loss of primary teeth/tooth.” „ This allows the permanent teeth to erupt unhindered into proper alignment and occlusion.„ A space maintainer is recommended after the untimely loss of a primary tooth.

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TYPES OF SPACE MAINTAINERS

A space maintainer is an intra-oral appliance used to preserve arch length following the premature loss of primary teeth/tooth.

This allows the permanent teeth to erupt unhindered into proper alignment and occlusion

Commonly used spacemantainer

BAND AND LOOP

LOWER LINGUAL ARCH

NANCE APPLIANCE

TRANSPALATAL ARCH

ANTERIOR ESTHETIC SPACE MAINTAINER

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