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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As we continue to adapt to the changing nature of Covid-19, our office routinely monitors the Community Level of Covid-19 as part of CDC public indoor guidance/safety protocols. Currently, our community level is LOW, which means masks are welcome but not required in our office. If you or your child are at severe risk for illness from Covid-19, we encourage you to wear a mask in all public indoor areas, per CDC guidelines. As we continue to monitor our local levels, we will require indoor masking in our office if our local level is upgraded to HIGH.
Children’s Dental Village team members will continue to adhere to Covid-19 safety protocols. The health and safety of our patients and families is our top priority and the clinical team will continue wearing all proper personal protective equipment. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.