space or spacers

how long does it usually take for a space from having spacers in take to close? my spacer had fallen out and i’m scared of it closing before i can get into the orthodontist and then doing what they have to do.

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Answer: spacers

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

The space will close within 24 to 48 hours after the spacer is removed.  It is not a problem if the space has closed, they will just need to replace the spacer to re-open the space.  If you call, they more than likely can get you in just to replace the spacer as soon as you are able to get in.  It has happened many times to patients, so do not worry or be scared. It's an easy fix. 

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