What are dental spacers?
Dental spacers are devices that help spread out your teeth for alignment and other orthodontic appliances. Children will typically receive a dental spacer after prematurely losing their baby teeth to ensure there is enough room in the mouth for an adult tooth. Adults can also receive a spacer after losing a permanent tooth to reserve space for a prosthetic.
- Rubber spacers: These tiny elastic loops slide between two back teeth to create more space in the mouth.
- Metal spacers: These metal devices often feature a wire that extends to cover the open space.
Rubber spacers are ideal for short-term use because they will fall out of the mouth as soon as the teeth reach their ideal alignment. Metal spacers will stay in place in a patient’s mouth for a longer time, making them convenient for patients who will need spacers for six weeks or longer.
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Why choose Langford Orthodontics?
Langford Orthodontics is the premier orthodontist in Knoxville and Seymour, TN. We’re proud to offer our patients high-quality treatment options that deliver lifelong results you can be proud of. Whether you or your child needs dental spacers or another service, Dr. Langford, Dr. Ringer and our team of dedicated professionals are here for you.