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What are the risks of getting a removable dental space maintainer?

Possible risks of getting a removable space maintainer include forgetting to put the device back in your mouth and failing to care for it properly. If the removable space maintainer is not worn regularly, it will not be able to do its job. This can be a problem with younger children, who may either forget to wear the space maintainer or resist putting it back in. This is why removable space maintainers generally work best in older children, who can reliably follow directions for proper use.

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