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Some changes have appeared in the preparation of fixed space maintainers ever since Buonocore (4) reported that process of acid etching could increase the rate at which resin holds on to surface of the enamel.
In this study, esthetic fixed space maintainers were given that dentist could easily prepare near the patient without needing any laboratory stage.
Esthetic space maintainers do not have any contact with adjacent periodontal tissues, thereby eliminating periodontal problems afflicted with conventional fixed space maintainers.