Halterman - Lollipop Dental Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

Halterman

 

The Halterman is an appliance that helps aid in the eruption of an impacted tooth.
The first permanent molars normally erupt at the age of 6 years and can get stuck underneath the adjacent baby tooth. The Halterman “pulls” the permanent molar out from under the baby tooth to allow it to grow into the proper position.
What to Expect During Treatment:
● Please note that it takes 24 hours for our cement to harden.
● Excessive drooling for 2-3 days is normal
● Speech alterations are normal until your child becomes use to the appliance. ● Avoid chewing any sticky or crunchy foods ( i.e starbursts, skittles, gum, jolly ranchers, peanuts, ice, etc)
● If the appliance becomes loose for any reason, please bring your child in as soon as possible. ● Avoid carbonated beverages (sprite, sodas) to avoid dissolving the cement. ● Some soreness for the first few days is normal. You may give your child Children’s Tylenol or Children Motrin as needed.
● Adjustment period time can take up to 1-2 weeks.

 
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