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Why would my child avoid wearing a removable dental space maintainer?

Your child may avoid wearing a removable dental space maintainer because he or she is too young to follow instructions, or your child may simply forget to put it in again after removing and cleaning it. This is why removable dental space maintainers are usually given to older children rather than very young ones.

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