Orthodontic Retainers

Following completion of orthodontic treatment, it’s not uncommon for your tooth alignment to need fine-tuning. Lifetime Dental Care offers retainers in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, for orthodontic patients. For minor corrections, our dentist may recommend a Spring Hawley Retainer to apply pressure to the teeth until your jaw hardens. Please contact Lifetime Dental Care to schedule an appointment with Dr. Anthony Butchert.

A retainer is a custom-made oral appliance often used to maintain the alignment of your teeth after orthodontic treatment. If you have finished your orthodontic treatment, such as braces, our dentist may recommend a retainer to keep your smile properly aligned. As you age, your teeth tend to shift; the retainer ensures that your teeth remain in correct alignment for optimal oral health, functionality, and appearance. There are three main types of retainers available:

Hawley retainers consist of wires and clasps embedded in a plastic body that covers the roof of the mouth (for the upper arch) or lies along the tongue side of the teeth (for the lower arch). The clasps fit around certain teeth to anchor the retainer in place, while the wire arches across the front of the teeth to maintain their alignment.

Clear retainers are made of clear plastic and fit snugly over the teeth. A clear retainer is usually more discreet than a Hawley retainer, although it may not be as durable.

Fixed retainers, also called bonded or permanent retainers, are permanently attached to the backside of the front teeth. This prevents the teeth from shifting out of place, and it can only be removed by your dentist.

Our dentist will help you determine whether you need a retainer after your orthodontic treatment. For more information, we welcome you to call us today!

 

 

 

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Lifetime Dental Care is merging into All Family Dental

Lifetime Dental Care is merging into All Family Dental

Dear Valued Patients and Friends,
Lifetime Dental is merging into All Family Dental at the new dental office located at 3203 Stein Boulevard (located behind the existing dental clinic). The state- of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest dental technology and safety precautions to provide the quality dental care you have come to expect and deserve.

The care team is looking forward to welcoming you to the new building and ensure you will continue to experience the best in complete dental care.

After June, all future appointments will take place at All Family Dental. Your previous dental records (including x-rays) have been transferred, making it easy for continued care. All Family Dental is pleased to accept MOST dental insurance providers and is happy to help you maximize your benefits.

To learn more about All Family Dental, please Click This Link

Thank you for your continued loyalty, trust, and support. If you have any questions or need to schedule an appointment before June, please call the Lifetime office at (715) 552-1000.
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