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Prevention of the malocclusions of children with prematurely extracted teeth. Spacemaintainers- types and indications

Miglena Balcheva, Radosveta Andreeva, Tihomir Georgiev


Preserving a place in the denture is necessary in order to prevent shortening of the dental arch in the temporary and mixed dentition. Using space maintainers, in the cases of an early tooth lost in temporary and mixed dentition at the right time, could prevent the effects of the shortening of the dental arch and the need for comprehensive orthodontic treatment in the future. The aim of this review is to examine the types of space maintainers, their advantages and disadvantages. Preventive measures in premature loss of temporary teeth are mainly children's prosthetic constructions - the space maintainers.


местопазители; зъбни дъги; малоклузии

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