Frequently Asked Questions
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Once you have completed orthodontic treatment, you need to wear your retainers regularly in order to keep your teeth in the same position. If you stop wearing your retainer, your teeth will likely shift over time, undoing years of expensive orthodontic work. It is important to regularly replace your retainers to maintain your orthodontic results as well as good oral hygiene. Retainers, like toothbrushes, collect bacteria and viruses over time and need to be regularly replaced. In addition, retainers can stretch or break over time and the only way to ensure that they are keeping your teeth in their current position is to regularly replace your retainer, which Retainer Club makes easy!
The best person to answer that question is your orthodontist. In many cases, very mild changes can be corrected with a retainer. More significant changes may require that you have orthodontic treatment to return to an ideal bite. Our orthodontic partners are the best resource to answer any questions or concerns about your orthodontic results.
If you get a crown or a large filling your current retainers will no longer fit properly. Once your crown is complete, you will need an updated 3D scan of your teeth to get an ideal fitting retainer. Retainer Club members can receive an updated 3D scan from our partner locations and the replacement fee is your regular member pricing.
Retainer Club retains your teeth in their current position. We do not straighten or otherwise move your teeth, that's the job of your orthodontist or dentist. We view our job as taking the baton from your orthodontist so that when they finish straightening your teeth, we help you keep them straight for the rest of your life.
When it comes to retainer material, there are literally thousands of options. We use several types but our most common material (and the only material we use unless we receive special instructions from your doctor) is an .040" Essix Brand PLUS material. It has proven to be the most comfortable and best performing material.
Yes! You change your toothbrush every 3 months and those are only in your mouth for 4 minutes a day. Retainers are working for 6-8 hours a day and, over time, they become loose and harbor bacteria. At Retainer Club, we love the fit, feel, and performance of a clean, new retainer. A fresh retainer is a fresh start and a key to overall oral health.
No problem - a quick, comfortable 3D scan from a Retainer Club™ provider is the beginning of your Retainer Club experience. It's your key to low cost, perfectly fitting retainers that are mailed to your home. Schedule your Scan today - it takes less than 10 minutes - your new retainer will be delivered to your home within 7 days.
Good question! There are 2 main types of retainers - clear retainers made from a thermoforming machine and Hawley type retainers (the type with colored acrylic and metal wires.) At Retainer Club - we specialize in clear retainers made from a positive pressure thermoforming machine. We use a 7 step process of polishing and finishing your retainers for a comfortable fit.
The 3D models are stored as long as you remain a member. We give a 3 month grace period, after that we delete the files to save space on our servers.
At this point, we only have partners in the continental US. If you would like to see services outside the US where you live, click the Contact Us button below.