Care for Space Maintainers and Appliances

  • Keep your child away from sticky, chewy, hard, or crunchy foods, such as gum, caramels, Milk Duds, licorice, gummy bears, jelly beans, beef jerky, nuts, popcorn, ice, hard candies, jaw breakers, and corn on the cob
  • Tell your child to avoid pulling on or poking the wire(s).
  • If your child's space maintainer comes loose or breaks, call our office so we can evaluate and decide whether the appliance needs to be reinforced or rebuilt.