What are space maintainers?
When your child loses a tooth, we may suggest a space maintainer. A space maintainer is a small dental appliance made of metal that keeps the empty gap open so your child’s adult (permanent) teeth can grow in properly. Guaranteeing that all of your child’s permanent teeth grow in properly is an essential step to lasting overall oral health.

What are braces?
In Seattle, Washington, braces are a common orthodontic treatment used to realign teeth for a straighter, healthier smile. Using metal wires and brackets, braces comfortably apply pressure to your teeth until they are shifted into a more ideal position. Braces are popular amongst teenager and young adults.

How are they removed?
At Rainier Dental Center, we love to reveal your beautiful smile and are skilled at removing space maintainers and braces. Our gentle dentist, Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, works carefully once your child’s tooth has grown in or when your smile has become beautifully straight. Our dental team is compassionate and experienced in working with patients of all ages. If you have questions about removing braces or space maintainers, please give our dental office a call. We look forward to working with you and your family to meet all of your dental needs.