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Established 1955

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

Care and Maintenance

Just like maintaining healthy teeth and gums, space maintainer care and preservation directions need to be religiously followed. If a space maintainer wearer is not taken to dentist regularly for a checkup every six months, problems can set in, especially if the wearer does not observe proper dental hygiene such as brushing and flossing regularly.

There also is a chance that the gum tissue in the space can grow over the wire arm, putting the wearer at risk of infection. If this occurs, surgery may be necessary to remove the gum tissue.

It is necessary for a child with a fixed space maintainer to avoid chewy candy and gum, as these can loosen the band or get caught in the wire arm. If the space maintainer comes loose, there is a risk of swallowing the object. The child shouldn't push on the space maintainer with his or her tongue or fingers, as this could damage its shape and eventually loosen it.

Patient Reviews

Of the people whose smiles I admire, I have asked 1 common question. "Who was your Orthodontist!" Overwhelmingly the answer has been Dr Lupini. That is inarguably the Greatest testimony for his work and the results that you also will receive!

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Mon-Fri offers alternating 7:30-4:30, or 12-6pm appointments.
Please call our office to verify daily hours. We can be a little flexible to meet your needs.

 

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John Lupini, DDS, MS, is the director of True Orthodontics, which specializes in early orthodontic treatment, teeth straightening, Invisalign alternatives, and treats children and adults. True Orthodontics serves all of the downriver communities including but not limited to Southeastern Michigan, Wayne County, Monroe County, Macomb County, Oakland County, Downriver, Trenton, Grosse Ile, Woodhaven, Trenton, Riverview, Wyandotte, Melvindale, Ecorse, River Rouge, Detroit, Taylor, Westland, Garden City, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Belleville, Huron Township, Van Buren Township, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Gibraltar, Brownstown, Monroe, Frenchtown, Newport, Carleton, Southgate and surrounding communities.