After your braces are removed, you will need to wear a retainer to hold your teeth in their new position. You may have one or two retainers. They are made of plastic, metal or both and may be removable or fixed in place. It is very important to wear your retainers exactly as directed or teeth could start moving requiring further orthodontic treatment.
Tongue thrusting and thumbsucking can cause movement to a patient’s teeth that may cause teeth to project forward from the mouth. Corrective appliances can be used to help patients break a habit and realign teeth back to a more symmetrical profile.
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Beginning Thursday, March 19th and continuing until further notice, Children’s Dental Village will be incorporating restrictions on non-essential and non-emergent patient care. If your child is currently scheduled for a routine cleaning, a member of our team will reach out to you to reschedule.
We do not take this decision lightly and want to reassure our families thatwe will be available for all dental emergencies as always. If your child is experiencing a dental emergency please call the office and follow the prompts to be connected with the doctor on call.
We regret that we must restrict our patient care, but are serving our patients in the safest manner possible by following the advice of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under these difficult circumstances. In doing so, we will safeguard the health and safety of our patients, our care providers, and the whole community. We hope you understand, and we thank you for your cooperation.