Space Maintainer Instructions for Parents

Space Maintainer Dentistry in Frisco, Texas

We are a premiere Space Maintainer Dentistry in Frisco, TX we offer space maintainer services to infants, toddlers, teens and children with special needs. Sheer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is located in Frisco, Texas and we proudly serve the surrounding cities of Little Elm, The Colony, Plano, Prosper, and Oak Point.




Space Maintainer Dentistry in Frisco, Texas

We are a premiere Space Maintainer Dentistry in Frisco, TX we offer space maintainer services to infants, toddlers, teens and children with special needs. Sheer Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is located in Frisco, Texas and we proudly serve the surrounding cities of Little Elm, The Colony, Plano, Prosper, and Oak Point.




Space Maintainer Instructions Dentistry in Frisco, Texas

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Your child has had a space maintainer inserted today and we have provided space maintainer instructions for you to read. The purpose of this appliance is to hold the space open for the permanent tooth/teeth to erupt when your child is older. This can vary from a few months to several years. Some appliances have a piece of metal that extends beneath the gum. This type of appliance needs to be checked by the dentist more frequently and will be changed to an appliance that does not extend beneath the gum when the tooth behind erupts into the mouth. Here are some space maintainer instructions to follow:

[icon name=”check-square” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Your child should avoid chewing gum, caramel taffy, and other very sticky foods.
[icon name=”check-square” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] The appliance must be kept very clean. Be sure to clean all wires and bands when brushing.
[icon name=”check-square” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] If the appliance comes loose, please call our office immediately. Bring the appliance to the appointment.
[icon name=”check-square” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] If your child has any other issues with the appliance, please do not hesitate to call our office.

Pediatric Dental Space Maintainer for Missing Baby Teeth in Frisco

Most children start to lose their baby teeth by the time they are 6 or 7, but every kid is different. Some children lose teeth earlier than they are supposed to because of illnesses, accidents, decay, or other injuries. Although losing teeth early might not seem like a serious problem, complications can occur if the baby teeth aren’t in place for as long as they should be. Baby teeth play a crucial role in holding space available for incoming permanent teeth.

Unfortunately, if baby teeth fall out early, the other teeth might shift or spread differently, which could leave the permanent tooth without a place to go. Complications stemming from inadequate dental space can include:

Drifting
When teeth go missing, the other teeth make up for the void by drifting into the space. This can create a gappy, ineffective bite, which can also affect your child’s self-esteem.

Tipping Teeth
Inadequate space might also cause the teeth to “tip” as they enter through the gum line, creating crooked teeth that are more susceptible to uneven wear and cracks.

Arch Issues
A crowded smile can cause arch or midline issues, making future orthodontic work much more difficult.

Dental Impactions
Teeth that don’t have anywhere to go can become impacted near the jawbone, which can be painful for your child or cause infections, as well as affecting nearby teeth.

Dental Space Maintainer For Kids In Frisco

To ward off these kinds of problems, Dr. Solmaz Shir recommends that you read these space maintainer instructions and use a space maintainer to prevent future orthodontic problems. Space maintainers are designed to hold open the area where the tooth has been lost, allowing permanent teeth to emerge naturally and comfortably.

We offer the following services: Dental Cleaning, Silver Diamine Fluoride, Dental Sealants, and  Fluoride Treatment

About Dr. Solmaz Shir, DDS

Presently, Dr. Solmaz Shir is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. In addition, Dr. Shir, Received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Texas at Austin, and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) degree from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

Specifically, Dr. Solmaz Shir graduated from dental school with a distinction in academic teaching. After that, she received numerous leadership, academic, and dentistry awards. As a result, Dr. Solmaz Shir has held a position as part-time faculty at Baylor College of Dentistry while practicing general dentistry in private practice setting in DFW area.

Sheer Smiles participates with most PPO insurance plans. Medicaid and CHIP accepted.

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Our plan is designed to provide greater access to quality
dental care at an affordable price.

Yearly maximums. None!
Deductibles. Whats that?
Claim forms. Nope!
Frequency limits? None!
No pre-authorization requirements.
Pre-existing condition limitations. None!
No one will be denied coverage.
No waiting periods (immediate eligibility).

For more details about what the plan includes, visit our Sheer Smiles VIP page


Same Day Pediatric Emergency Appointments!

Sudden dental injuries or severe pain can be frightening. In these emergency situations, we will be there to help your child, 24/7/365!

What Our Kids Parents Think About Us!

Dr. Shir was amazing!!

Dr. Shir was great in taking care of my little one’s tongue and lip tie. The staff here are very friendly and helpful. They definitely are thorough in explanations of the procedure that was going to be done and I would highly recommend them.

Vicky V. - Patients Mom

Best pediatric dental I have visited!

Everyone at Sheer Smiles is so welcoming. We felt like family from the first appointment. Dr. Shir was great with my two girls. The hygienists were wonderful as well as the front desk staff. Hands down – the best pediatric dental practice I have visited!

Meliha D. - Patients Mom

My two little ones love going to Sheer Smiles!

My two little ones love going to Sheer Smiles! The office is always nice and clean. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. There is never a long wait to be seen, so anxious and impatient little ones aren’t kept waiting. There are even TVs on the ceilings in the patient area with entertainment to… Read more “My two little ones love going to Sheer Smiles!”

Veronica C. - Patients Mom

Dr. Shir will provide the best Pediatric Dentistry services for your child!

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