All About Retainers

How long do I have to wear retainers?
Every case is different. However, for optimum long-term dental health and results, make sure to wear them for the first 6 weeks for 20-22 hours a day. After...
Tue, 18 Sep, 2018 at 11:47 AM
How long will retainers last?
Retainer wear will depend on each case. It will vary with how well you take care of your retainers, how often and how long you wear them, and if you engage i...
Fri, 5 Jan, 2018 at 3:18 PM
Why can't I just order retainers?
The retainers are made based on your impressions, from which the casts or molds for your teeth and the consequent treatment plans are made. This is an expen...
Tue, 6 Mar, 2018 at 5:48 PM
Is there a difference between retainers and aligners?
Retainers look similar to aligners but they are made with a material that is 1mm thicker. They do not move teeth, but are made to keep them in the same posi...
Fri, 5 Jan, 2018 at 3:10 PM
Is my retainer made of the same material as my aligners?
Yes, your retainers are made of the same clear materials and are the same shape as your final set of aligners. The only difference is that the retainer is t...
Fri, 5 Jan, 2018 at 3:06 PM
What if I lose my retainer?
We can only provide you with a retainer as part of the Treatment Plan. If you are a customer who lost or broke their retainer, you can order more. 
Tue, 6 Mar, 2018 at 5:52 PM
Getting wisdom teeth removed after the Treatment is complete
Customers must inform SnapCorrect of intention to have wisdom teeth removed at the end of aligner treatment. Our dental lab will then exclude the third mola...
Fri, 5 Jan, 2018 at 3:04 PM
When should I order new retainers?
You should have one set of retainers ready, so you can wear them as soon as you finish with your last set of aligners. That means that if you don't alre...
Wed, 18 Apr, 2018 at 12:45 PM
What if my dog eats my retainers!
If something happens to your retainers - like your dog eats it - order new ones right away, and wear your last set of aligners in the meanwhile to prevent re...
Wed, 18 Apr, 2018 at 12:47 PM
Does new dental work affect my retainer fit?
Yes, it might. Depending on the kind of work your dentist does and how s/he does it, if the shape of the new tooth or teeth is different from your retainer,...
Thu, 17 May, 2018 at 11:51 AM