Space maintainers allow gaps left by lost baby teeth to remain available for permanent teeth to erupt properly. When your child loses his or her baby teeth, Dr. Anthony Butchert may insert a space maintainer to prevent misalignment of the teeth and reduce the need for braces. If your child loses a tooth prematurely, we encourage you to contact our dentist and team at Lifetime Dental Care and inquire about space maintainers in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.