What are space maintainers?
When your child loses a baby tooth prematurely, it is important to maintain the gap so the permanent tooth can grow in correctly. A space maintainer is a metal dental appliance that holds your teeth in place and keeps the space open until your child’s permanent tooth erupts from the gumline. At Lake City Way Dental Center, we are dedicated to keeping your smile healthy from the beginning.

What are braces?
Braces are an orthodontic treatment used to straighten your teeth. Having a straighter smile can improve your self-esteem and your overall oral health. Braces in Seattle, Washington use brackets and metal wires to apply pressure to teeth at specific intervals until your smile is in an ideal position.

How are space maintainers and braces removed?
Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta, our gentle dentist, is available to remove space maintainers and braces to unveil your bright new smile. We use the greatest care during all of our dental treatments and will guide you through each step of the removal process. For more information about space maintainers, braces, and how to remove them, please contact our dental office today. We would be happy to discuss any of your concerns with you and help you schedule your appointment. We look forward to working with you and your family!