Keeping teeth in their place. And healthy.
Deep decay, infections, or simply age are all reasons we would recommend removing a tooth. Should that happen, or should the tooth fall out on its own, we may suggest space maintainers. Space maintainers help teeth stay in place while the new teeth come in. That means they help control crowding and other problems that may help prevent braces.
As for adult teeth, Dr. Kady believes they should stay where they are.