Retainers are the most important thing for preserving your beautiful new smile. After all the hard work we’ve done together, you owe it to yourself to wear your SmileDirectClub retainers nightly to keep that gorgeous grin in place.
Still have questions about SmileDirectClub clear retainers? We’ve got answers.
Retainers are made of thicker .76mm thermoplastic polyurethane and built to keep your teeth from moving back to their original position. They last up to 6 months.
Aligners are made using specific plastics designed to gently move teeth and are not built for long-term use. They will eventually crack.
While you can clean them, they will still get dirty and degrade over time. Just like a toothbrush (or socks). Also, replacing them keeps the plastic strong and your smile in place since the retainers will stretch out over time.
Yes, you will need to wear your retainers every night for the rest of your life – or for as long as you want your straight smile to last. But you can grin happily, knowing your teeth won’t shift back.
You’ll clean your retainers the same as you did your clear aligners. We recommend cleaning with warm – not hot – water and a gentle liquid soap. Here are 5 ways you can clean your aligners to keep them fresh.
Accidents happen, grinner. Contact us and we can get another set to you within 2–3 weeks.
If you’re ready to order your next set of clear retainers, you’ve come to the right place.