We understand that losing a retainer can be frustrating and costly. However, to maintain the results of your aligned teeth, it is essential to replace a lost retainer. At our practice, we offer a Retainer Assurance Program, which enables our patients to replace retainers in Gainesville at a significantly reduced cost. Alternatively, if you have kept the molds we provide at the end of your treatment, we can remake your retainers at a discounted rate. Our goal is to make retainer replacements more affordable and convenient for you while ensuring the longevity of your aligned smile.
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 placed behind the front bottom teeth.
Retainers are the only way of ensuring teeth do not shift out of place after braces.
Generally crooked teeth
How Retainers Work
We create customized retainers for every patient who gets braces or aligners. We design the retainers to hold your teeth in their new, corrected position.
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!
Get Your Retainers From Trü Orthodontics
We make it easy for anyone in the Northern Virginia area to obtain the friendly, positive orthodontic care they deserve with 5 board-certified orthodontists and 4 conveniently located practices.
Our patients receive advanced 3D scanning instead of old-fashioned mold-taking to ensure a flawless fit for retainers and other orthodontic devices.
Building Real Relationships
When you choose Trü Orthodontics, your family gets a lifetime partner along your smile journeys. We educate our patients from the ground up and take the time to know you and your preferences.
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of a retainer in Gainesville typically ranges from $299 to $598. The specific cost will depend on whether you have kept the mold of your teeth, which we provide at the end of treatment, as it can help reduce the replacement expense and save you some money. Upon completing your treatment, your initial set of retainers will be provided to you at no additional cost. However, in the event that your retainers are lost or damaged over time, the cost for replacements can range from as low as $149 to as high as $598.
We offer a wide range of financing options to accommodate both insured and uninsured patients. These options include discounts for those without insurance, monthly promotions, and extended payment plans through our trusted third-party agency, Cherry. We strive to provide flexible and accessible payment solutions to make orthodontic treatment more affordable for everyone.
Yes, you have to wear a retainer forever to keep your teeth from shifting out of alignment! You don’t have to wear it 24/7 though. After a week, it’s fine to only wear them while you’re sleeping, and forgetting for a day or two won’t have a major impact. But if you go too long without your retainer, your teeth will shift.