Post-Orthodontic Care in Westchester NY | Guerrino Dentistry
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What Does Guerrino Dentistry Offer For Post-Orthodontic Care?

When you come to Guerrino Dentistry for post-orthodontic care, we will start by helping you choose the best retainer for your teeth. There are three basic types of retainers that are available depending on a variety of factors. The first is the Hawley Retainer which is made of acrylic and is highly adjustable meaning it can be moved to correct minor tooth movements.

The second is similar to an Invisalign and is made of clear plastic so as to not be easily visible. The third and most permanent is the fixed retainer which is used in cases where there is great danger of tooth movement.

During the initial session, our orthodontists will recommend how long the retainer will stay in place as well as give you advice on how to maintain proper oral hygiene including how to clean the retainer. There is usually a period of adjustment as the mouth reacts to the presence of a foreign object in the mouth (in most cases, there will be a lot of saliva production) but this soon passes.