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Popular South Elgin Dentist Discusses The Benefits Of Getting Space Maintainers

Dr. Rick Brar stresses the importance of using interceptive orthodontics to fix minor malocclusion issues.

Dr. Rick Brar stresses the importance of using interceptive orthodontics to fix minor malocclusion issues.

    SOUTH ELGIN, IL, December 14, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Patients who have orthodontic issues or missing teeth have a number of solutions at their disposal. Most don't even realize that certain orthodontic problems can be resolved with simple temporary devices. One issue that patients sometimes have is that they need to preserve a space between the teeth, usually at the back, to avoid having the other teeth move around unnecessarily.

Dr. Rick Brar, dentist in South Elgin, of Brar Dentistry wants his patients to be informed about the benefits of getting space maintainers as a temporary orthodontic or cosmetic solution. It is fairly affordable and simple to install. Young children who lose their baby teeth and adults who lose teeth due to injury or poor dental health commonly benefit from space maintainers.

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Common reasons for missing teeth include injury, natural loss of baby teeth and untreated gum disease. Even a small space between the teeth can cause serious cosmetic dental issues, so when an entire tooth is missing, that can cause extensive orthodontic complications. When there's a gap in certain places in the mouth, the teeth tend to settle toward the space instead of maintaining their original positions. That can cause a crooked smile and gapping in more undesirable places.

A space maintainer is a device that Dr. Brar can custom design to fill a temporary space in the mouth. It is made of plastic or stainless steel and looks similar to a retainer, except it is small enough to fit between two (or more) teeth. It anchors to a tooth on one side and then settles against the edge of the tooth on the other side of the gap. The patient can insert or remove it as needed though it is advisable to keep it in as long as possible until the missing tooth is replaced or bridged. In South Elgin, orthodontic devices, such as a custom space maintainer, can be made and installed in just a couple of visits.

"This device is extremely simple to create and use. It can prevent a number of future problems with the positioning of a patient's teeth," he explains.

For orthodontics, South Elgin residents are encouraged to visit his website at to request an appointment or call his office for more information. While patients are online, check out Dr. Brar's social media pages and Google+ page- stay connected and up-to-date with Dr. Brar and his dentistry practice.

Dr. Brar and his dental team look forward to meeting new patients who live in South Elgin and the surrounding areas.

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Brar Dentistry South Elgin
300 Randall Road
South Elgin, IL 60177
(630) 883-0200

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