It’s easy to lose a retainer, and they can be expensive to replace. However it is important to have your retainer replaced if you lose it to keep your teeth from going out of alignment. To make things more affordable for our patients, we offer a Retainer Assurance Program that allows you to replace retainers for a fraction of the typical cost.
Retainers can be plastic, similar to a clear aligner, or they can be shaped metal wire fixed to a plastic frame. There are also permanent bottom retainers that are small, inconspicuous wires.
The purpose of your retainer is to ensure your teeth do not revert to their original positions after treatment.
Generally crooked teeth
How Retainers Work
Your retainer keeps your teeth in their proper alignment once they’ve been corrected by holding them in place every night. They’ll be custom made for you to ensure a comfortable fit and effective use.
What to Expect
You’ll want to wear your retainer every night as you sleep. This keeps your teeth from migrating back to their previous position. If you miss a night or two, you shouldn’t experience any issues when you put your retainer back in. If you go too long without wearing your retainer, you may experience discomfort when you wear it. If this happens it’s a good idea to come in for a check-up!
The Best Retainers Provider in Fairfax
Our use of 3D digital scanning and our ability to 3D print retainers in-house saves time and gives you the most customizable and effective treatment possible.
Retainer Assurance Program
Retainers are easy to lose, and cost hundreds of dollars to replace. Our Retainer Assurance Program lets you pay a one-time cost for unlimited new retainers.
With 5 board-certified orthodontists and 4 convenient locations in the Northern Virginia area, we’ve made it easy for you to obtain the friendly, positive care you deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions
For the first few months after treatment is completed, you need to wear the retainers about 22 hours per day. You can remove them to eat or brush your teeth. After the go-ahead from your provider, you can switch to only wearing you retainers at night.
Yes, everyone who goes through treatment to straighten their teeth needs to wear retainers. No matter your age, the type of braces or aligners you use, or the length of your treatment—your teeth will try to move back to their original position without the retainer.
Yes! Trü Orthodontics is committed to providing flexible and accessible payment options. Our goal is to make orthodontic treatment more affordable for everyone in Fairfax! Our options include discounts for those without insurance, monthly promotions, and even extended payment plans through our trusted third-party agency, Cherry.