“Congratulations, You are done with your Orthodontic Treatment” says Dr. D. You immediately think “What’s next?” The answer is “Retainers!!!” Retainers are the secret to keeping your teeth aligned and that perfect, beautiful #BeeHappySmile preserved throughout the years!

Wearing a retainer helps keep your teeth in the correct place, so they don’t move or shift as time passes. Think of it this way: Braces straighten your teeth, but your retainer keeps them that way. They help your teeth “retain” their position. Whether you had metal braces or Invisalign aligners, you will need to wear retainers when they are removed.

Lucky for you, here at Bee Cave Orthodontics, we plan for the future too. One set of clear  retainers is always included in treatment with us. However, these need to be replaced every 3 years +/-. With our Smile Assurance program, the hassle of remembering when to replace or finding a provider is removed. Our “Smile Assurance Program” includes 4 pairs of retainers (total of 8 individuals) for a program term of 10 years. Clear Essix retainers are ALWAYS the only type of retainer provided with our Smile Assurance Program.

What are Essix Retainers?

Essix retainers are molded to your mouth, making it unique to the shape of your mouth. These retainers cover all of your teeth, allow natural settling, and keep your teeth guided into a position where the upper and lower sets are even, straight, and align with each other. Like your aligners used during treatment (if you opted for Invisalign, clear aligners etc.), Essix retainers should be removed when eating and drinking. They are a comfortable, no hassle way to keep your beautiful #beehappysmile in place. You may opt for a thicker material for an extra fee of $50 per retainer set but standard Essix retainers are extremely durable.

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Here’s how it works?

After you complete treatment and opt for the Smile Assurance Program, you will receive your 3D printed models to save at home. When a replacement is needed, you will need to bring your 3D model to the office to request a new set of retainers to be made. You can even drop it off anytime you need another retainer made. It’s that easy!

It is very important to follow the instructions for retainer wear that Dr. Da Silveira provides at the time the retainers are given. It is also important to store your 3D models in a safe place. If you lose your model, it is $100 to replace.

So, what’s the investment?

Patients have 30 days from the day we deliver your final retainer (after your braces are removed) to opt into the Smile Assurance program for $880. Anything after 30 days, the investment is $1200 for the program.

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& That’s it! One program. 10 years. You’re all set to keep your #BeeHappySmile straight, aligned, and beautiful for years to come.

We’re just a phone call away if you’ve completed treatment and would like more information about the Smile Assurance Program or if you’re planning treatment soon and want to add Smile Assurance to your post-treatment plan.

Come visit us at Bee Cave Orthodontics and we’ll get you started on your customized treatment plan, with a maintenance plan to last for years to come.


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