Bilateral space maintainer
In order to maintain bilateral space, two bands are linked by a 0.036" stainless steel wire. This type of appliance is recommended for patients with prematurely lost primary teeth. In addition to maintaining the teeth in p osition, it serves as a guide for incisors to eventually grow along an acceptable angle. Adjustments can be made with compensation loops if need be and springs can also be added to the anterior part of the maintainer if fine dental movement is needed.