Keep your teeth aligned after braces or clear aligner treatment with retainers from Westhill Dental in Greenville, WI.

Affordable Dental Retainers in Greenville, WI

After the completion of orthodontic treatment, retainers play a crucial role in maintaining the new position of your teeth, ensuring your smile stays straight and beautiful. At Westhill Dental, we understand that each patient’s needs are unique, and we offer a variety of retainer options to suit every lifestyle and preference. Our team is here to guide you through your retainer journey, from selecting the right type to offering advice on care and maintenance. With the right retainer and proper use, you can enjoy your perfect smile for years to come.

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  • What types of retainers are available?

    There are three types of retainers, each one offering a unique solution based on your needs.

    • Hawley Retainers: The traditional, removable retainers made of metal wires and acrylic, designed to fit the roof of your mouth or along the inner surface of your lower teeth. They’re durable and adjustable.
    • Clear Plastic Retainers: Also known as Essix retainers, these are made from clear plastic and fit snugly over your teeth, making them less noticeable than Hawley retainers. They are removable and offer a more aesthetic appearance.
    • Fixed Retainers: These consist of a thin wire bonded to the back of the front teeth, remaining in place permanently or for a prolonged period. They are not visible from the outside.
  • What do I need to consider when using a retainer?

    When using a retainer, consider the following to ensure its effectiveness and longevity:

    • Wear it as directed: Follow your dentist’s or orthodontist’s instructions on how often and how long to wear your retainer.
    • Clean it regularly: Proper hygiene is crucial to prevent bacteria buildup. Each type of retainer has specific cleaning guidelines.
    • Store it safely: When not in use, keep your retainer in its case to avoid loss or damage.
    • Avoid heat: Hot temperatures can warp retainers, especially plastic ones, so keep them away from hot water, direct sunlight, and car dashboards.
  • How do you know when it's time to replace your retainer?

    You might need to replace your retainer if:

    • It becomes cracked, warped, or damaged.
    • You notice it doesn’t fit as well as it used to, indicating it may have lost its shape or your teeth have shifted.
    • It causes discomfort or pain, which shouldn’t happen with a well-fitting retainer.

    Regular check-ups at Westhill Dental can help ensure your retainer is in good condition and fitting correctly.


  • Can I use my last set of aligners as my retainer?

    Using your last set of aligners as a temporary retainer is sometimes possible immediately after treatment. However, they are not designed for long-term use as they may not be as durable as purpose-made retainers.

    It’s important to consult with your dentist at Westhill Dental for a retainer that fits your post-treatment needs to ensure your teeth remain in their new positions.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about retainers or would like to schedule an appointment, contact our office, and we will be happy to discuss further.

Westhill Dental Greenville

N1734 Lily of the Valley Dr.
Greenville, WI, 54942
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Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: Closed



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