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At what age can my child get a removable dental space maintainer?

Dental space maintainers can be used in children as young as three years old. However, removable dental space maintainers are not practical for children this young, so your dentist would likely use a fixed dental space maintainer. Your dentist or orthodontist can determine if and when such a device is needed.

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