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Retainer Instructions: PDF

We offer 2 RETAINER INSURANCE OPTIONS to help you conveniently protect your investment.

Your orthodontic treatment includes 1 set of clear retainers made from a digital scan of your teeth. These retainers fit over your entire set of teeth on top and bottom and we recommend you wear them every single night, forever. However, retainers are like shoes. Some people take great care of their retainers and they last a long time, even many years. Most of the time though, patients will lose their retainers, break their retainers, or not take care of them and need a replacement or two, especially if they grind their teeth at night.

Upgrade 1: 5 Year Retention Plan (Most Popular)

  • Get up to 4 retainers a year, EVERY YEAR, for the next 5 years at no additional fee with this upgrade.
  • With this option, you will receive a backup (second) set of Upper and Lower clear retainers when you get your braces/invisalign off, instead of 1 set. This way you'll always have a convenient backup readily available.
  • Simply let us know prior to coming in, or when you check in at your visit for braces/invisalign removal, that you'd like to upgrade to this insurance plan.

Upgrade 2: Backup Retainers

  • With this option, you will receive a backup (second) set of Upper and Lower clear retainers when you get your braces/invisalign off, instead of 1 set. This way you'll always have a convenient backup readily available.

Since we digitally scan all of our patients when they complete their treatment, we store their digital models in our cloud. We can make backup retainers from your digital models if you ever lose or break your retainers, even if it has been years since you finished treatment with us.

As long as your previous retainer fit well, we can simply reprint your models, make you a new retainer, and you can either come into the office to pick it up or we can ship it to you. We have shipped retainers as far as Portland, Phoenix, New York, Chicago, and Spain! 

If you have any questions about retainers or would like to learn more about our retainer upgrade options, please ask any of our wonderful team members at your next visit! Thank you for being so awesome!

How long do I have to wear my retainer for?

To keep your smile looking its best, you'll have to wear a retainer to preserve and stabilize your results. Retainers are needed to control or limit potential changes in tooth position and hold teeth in their correct alignment while the surrounding gums, bone, and muscle adjust to the new positioning of your teeth.

We recommend our patients wear their retainers every single night, FOREVER. 

We understand that life happens though, so here are some guidelines to keep in mind when it comes to wearing your retainer:

  • If you ever skip a night of wearing your retainer, make up for it by wearing it the next day and night.
  • If you ever stop wearing your retainer and notice a tooth start to shift, immediately put your retainers in, make sure they are pushed down/up all the way, and wear them full time (day and night) for 2 weeks straight. This will usually get the tooth back into position, unless it has reached the point of no return.

Have you stopped wearing your retainer? Have your teeth shifted since you had braces?

If you're an adult who hasn't worn your retainer, we have you covered!

We offer several limited treatment options to take care of those front teeth that have rotated since you had treatment. Often, the cost of orthodontic treatment for an adult will be less than for a child if you've already had treatment when you were younger. To learn about your options you can request a FREE Smile Consult or call/text us at 903-212-7737.

What patients are saying

“My daughter was very insecure about her teeth. She went from insecure to non-stop smiling in just a few months! For me that was just amazing! We love Mack & Hansen’s welcoming environment and their staff...always smiling, very helpful, energetic, and the most friendly in/out of the office. We Thank You All! I am FOREVER grateful for 'HER' smile!” ~ Sophia H. of Longview “My child actually looks forward to her orthodontist appointments!! The staff is always so friendly and it’s a positive, uplifting environment.” ~ Kara H. of Hallsville “I love the efficiency of Mack & Hansen Orthodontics. They have thought of everything when it comes to making a great customer impact. Not only are they skilled at making beautiful smiles, but they care about their patients. They are welcoming, up-to-date on technology, and really have hit the nail on great customer service! I would recommend them to anyone!” ~ Anita N. of Henderson “They have the absolute sweetest people working here! Every team member interacts with each patient. They show so much care for everyone and make you feel like family! I am so glad my braces experience has been with Mack & Hansen Orthodontics!” ~ Bonnie C. of Mount Pleasant “I love Mack & Hansen! Getting braces as an adult can be nerve racking, but this office has made my experience very comfortable! They offer great payment plans too. If you need anything they are very prompt with getting you seen or answering questions. Also, the new office is incredible and has an amazing mural painted outside.” ~ Alex M. of Kilgore “Absolutely the BEST orthodontists and office staff in town!  Always making sure we are taken care of and helping us on our smile journey!  Not to mention FUN!  Their ability to have fun makes it so much more enjoyable for their patients!” ~ Melissa H. of Marshall