When your treatment is complete Dr. Hulse will provide removable retainers to hold your teeth in their new, straightened position. Hulse Orthodontics recommends wearing retainers for life. Research has shown that teeth will inevitably shift over time. Choose from many different types of retainers to keep your teeth from shifting. Ask Dr. Hulse what type of retainer would be best for you.

Retainer Wear

Since retainers can be taken out, patients frequently ask how long they need to wear the retainer. Most relapse, or unwanted tooth movement, occurs in the first 6 months after the braces are removed. For the average patent, you will wear your removable retainer full-time for the first 2 months, and thereafter only while sleeping. If you are unsure of your retention program, be sure to ask Dr. Hulse for specific instructions regarding the wear and care of your retainers.

Smile & Save

We understand life happens! Retainers get lost, broken, thrown away, eaten by dogs or don’t fit because of dental work. And this retainer assurance program covers it all!

Without retainer assurance the cost to replace 1 retainer is $185. Retainer assurance will allow you to replace up to 4 retainers per year for just a $20 co-payment for each retainer. Our assurance program costs only $600 for seven years!

Retainer assurance program fees are non-refundable or transferable. Maximum of four (4) individual retainers (not sets) per year. Does not include Hawley or fixed retainers (clear removable retainers only). Retainers only- No progressive tooth movement. Year starts from date of signing or removal of appliances.