An orthodontic retainer holds your teeth in place as they settle into their new positions in the mouth. Using digital impressions, we create custom retainers to fit—and retain—your one-of-a-kind smile.
After you have completed your orthodontic treatment with braces, you will wear a device called a retainer to ensure your brand-new smile continues to look brilliant for years to come. An orthodontic retainer holds your teeth in place as they settle into their new positions; in some cases, a retainer may be worn during orthodontic treatment to realign a select one or two teeth at a time. Whether you want to retain your beautiful smile after orthodontic treatment with braces or require a small adjustment, our offices in Arvada, Centennial, and Greenwood Village are here to keep you smiling!
Digital Impressions for Retainers
Orthodontic treatment with braces involves shifting the teeth within the dental arch—but, if not careful, those same teeth could move back after treatment. Once a patient has completed their treatment with braces, an orthodontic retainer is worn to retain the teeth into their new position until the bone and soft tissue stiffens. We make clear retainers, too! You can also ask us about our warranty options for your retainer.
Your smile is just as unique as you are—that’s why each retainer must be custom-made and created to fit your one-of-a-kind smile. Creating a custom orthodontic appliance requires impressions; traditionally, these impressions were messy and uncomfortable. At Village Orthodontics, we are proud to be an impression-free zone. We use the iTero scanner to create highly accurate images of your teeth and jaw to create customized, well-fitting retainers. You can learn more about digital impressions and the iTero scanner by visiting our 3D Impressions & Scanningpage.
Your retainer is considered an orthodontic appliance and requires special care. It is important to ensure your retainer functions as it should to keep your teeth—and your smile—in place.
Retainers should be kept in their protective case when not in use to prevent loss or damage.
Brush your retainer every day, just like you brush your teeth! An extra-soft toothbrush with a gentle toothpaste is recommended.
Your retainer needs regular disinfecting. You may use a denture cleaner or a retainer cleaner and warm water. Do not place your retainer in the dishwasher, as this will damage the appliance.
Neglecting to care for your retainer properly can result in loss or damage, which may lead to costly replacements and longer orthodontic treatment. This is why we now offer the Retainers for Life® Protection Plan. If you have any questions about caring for your retainer, please contact our office. We are happy to help.
What is Retainers for Life®?
Did you know that the key to maintaining your smile is retainers? Our goal at Village Orthodontics is to provide the highest quality care. By partnering with Retainers for Life®, now we can offer you a way to maintain it long term through easy access to replacement retainers for when life happens.
Dr. Jeff aligns your teeth through orthodontic therapy, after which your teeth are scanned at their straightest. Your scan is digitally stored in Retainers for Life® cloud. Any time you wear through your retainer, a pet gets a hold of it, or even if it becomes dingy you simply visit their website and order your replacement. It is shipped directly to the address you choose, even if you relocate.
Our patient’s favorite membership perks:
Access 24/7 to ordering replacement retainers
Less taking time off from work or school
No needed impressions
Retainers shipped directly to you
Unlimited access to low copays
Contact our office for more details or visit Dr Jeff’s direct page: Click Here
Village Orthodontics has 3 state-of-the-art practices located in Arvada, Centennial, and Greenwood Village. As a trusted orthodontist for over 35 years, Dr. Jeff performs the full scope of orthodontic care, including an airway evaluation. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.