We recommend our patients wear their retainers every single night following the end of teeth straightening.
Anyone who has had teeth aligners, whether traditional metal braces, lingual braces, or clear aligners like Invisalign, will need to use a retainer to keep teeth from migrating back to their original position. Retainers are most commonly made of plastic and custom made to fit perfectly over your new smile. We recommend all of our patients wear retainers every night to keep your teeth perfectly aligned in the long-run!
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
Retainers work by holding your teeth in their desired position for up to 8 hours a day, which prevents them from shifting back to their old positions.
What to Expect
At Trü Orthodontics, we prioritize the long-term success of your teeth straightening process. As part of our comprehensive treatment, we will custom craft a retainer for you, which is included at the end of your treatment. Additionally, we provide you with a set of molds for your teeth. This allows for cost-effective replacement of your retainers in case they are lost. Wearing the retainer every night while you sleep is crucial to maintaining the achieved results and ensuring the continued success of your treatment. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary tools and support for a confident and beautiful smile that lasts.
Why Choose Trü for Retainers in Herndon?
We know that no two patients have the same set of teeth, so why would your care be the same? We always take the time to customize orthodontic solutions to meet your needs.
All of our orthodontists are board-certified and experts in the field. When you visit Trü, you can expect the best orthodontic care possible.
Our patients receive advanced 3D scanning instead of old-fashioned mold-taking to ensure a flawless fit for retainers and other orthodontic devices.
Frequently Asked Questions
How often you should replace your retainer depends on the type of retainer, among other factors. Typically you can expect to replace your retainer every few years, or if it becomes worn down or too loose, which sometimes happens if you’ve cleaned your retainer in very hot water.
If you skip wearing your retainer for a night or two, you might not notice any changes. But once you’ve gone a week or more, it might become more difficult to put your retainer in at night, and you may notice you wake up with sore teeth. This is a sign your teeth have begun shifting, and yes, it really happens that fast!
We understand the frustration of losing a retainer, but it’s important to replace it to preserve the progress made in aligning your teeth. To ensure affordability for our patients, we offer a Retainer Assurance Program, allowing you to replace retainers at a significantly reduced cost. Alternatively, if you have kept the molds provided at the end of your treatment, you can bring them in for a reduced fee when getting a replacement. Our aim is to make retainer replacements more accessible and cost-effective, so you can maintain the results of your aligned teeth without undue financial burden.
Yes! Our goal is to help orthodontic care more affordable for our Herndon community. We offer flexible and accessible payment options for both insured and uninsured patients, including:
- Discounts for those without insurance
- Monthly promotions
- Extended payment plans provided by Cherry (a third-party agency)