Staying Ortho-Safe: How to Get a New Retainer After Years!

Oct 15, 2023 | Braces, Orthodontic Expertise

Retainers are an orthodontic patient’s lifeline for keeping their smile looking incredible forever after they finish orthodontic treatment. But sometimes the worst happens – after years of carefully keeping track of your retainer, you’ve left it in another state after traveling, thrown it away, or accidentally let the dog have it as a new chew toy.

Keeping your teeth straight with regular retainer wear is vital, so we understand that you would want to get back on track ASAP. Good news – it’s easy to find a replacement retainer, especially when you’re working with Inspire Orthodontics! Let’s take a deep dive into retainers, replacing them, and what that looks like with Inspire.

Say Hello: What is a Retainer?

Retainer trays are the superheroes of maintaining your incredible smile after braces or clear aligners. Custom retainers are trays made of wires or clear plastic that are designed to fit over your teeth, holding them in their new alignment after orthodontic treatment. They’re worn after braces to prevent your teeth from shifting back to their original positions over time – a phenomenon known as relapse. Don’t worry; everyone’s mouth gets a little shifty after having their teeth aligned!

Are There Different Types of Retainers?

Retainers come in two types: removable and fixed. Removable retainers can be taken out during meals and oral hygiene routines, while a permanent retainer is cemented behind your teeth and stays in place all the time. Luckily, you won’t have to get a replacement retainer with fixed retainers!

Is Wearing Retainers Really That Important?

Why are retainers so crucial, you ask? Well, after investing time and resources into achieving your beautifully aligned smile, the last thing you want is for your teeth to shift back into their former positions. And it doesn’t matter how great your Invisalign treatment is or how long it’s been since you finished your orthodontic care – you will always have to counteract your teeth shifting.

Retainers help maintain the results of your orthodontic treatment by holding your teeth in their new positions while your gums and bones adjust as well. They play a vital role in preserving the alignment and spacing of your teeth, ensuring that your smile remains as perfect as the day your braces come off.

Embracing the Ortho-Safe Lifetime Retainer Package

Now, what happens if you’ve had your retainer for years and it’s time for a new one? Or worse, what if your retainer gets lost or damaged? Enter the Ortho-Safe Lifetime Retainer Package from Inspire Orthodontics.

This package is a game-changer for anyone who’s ever worried about the cost of replacing their retainer. Adding the Ortho-Safe Lifetime Retainer Package to your treatment plan covers you for life in case your retainer gets lost or damaged. No more worrying about replacement costs or going without a retainer while waiting for a new one.

The process is simple. Once you’ve added the package to your treatment plan, if you ever need a new retainer, all you have to do is contact our team. We keep your 3D scans on file to ensure that you’re never without a replacement! We’ll take care of creating a new custom retainer for you, ensuring that your teeth stay in great shape for a lifetime.