Retainers in Canton, MI

Custom Made Retainers

Our retainer program minimizes the financial burden of ordering new retainers, starting at just $25.

Retainer Subscription Program at Apex

Join Our Retainer Club & Save!

Join our club!  No seriously, join our Retainer Club and start receiving retainers for only $25!  Ask any of our team members how you can enroll so you can be assured you keep that beautiful smile for a lifetime. 

Our retainers provide maximum comfort, and beautiful esthetics, and utilize premium technology to deliver a retainer that is customized for YOU!

Why Retainers?

  • Maintains the alignment of teeth after orthodontic treatment
  • Prevents teeth from shifting back to their original position
  • Helps preserve the results achieved by braces or other orthodontic appliances
  • Supports long-term oral health by keeping teeth in their proper positions
  • Enhances the appearance of the smile by preventing relapse
  • Reduces the likelihood of needing additional orthodontic treatment in the future
  • Provides stability to the jaw and bite alignment
  • Supports proper speech and chewing function
  • Boosts confidence and self-esteem by maintaining a straight and attractive smile
  • Offers comfort and familiarity for those accustomed to wearing orthodontic appliances

No impressions required! We use a digital camera.

Apex uses the high-tech iTero scanner so you do not have to worry about messy impressions that cause gagging. The scans are quick, comfortable, and allow us to run digital simulations to see what your smile will look like at the end of treatment. Also it helps save the planet because we no longer have to throw impression trays in landfills!

Retainers: What You Need to Know

How to clean a retainer?

To clean your retainer, gently brush it with a soft-bristled toothbrush and mild soap or toothpaste after each use. You can also soak it in a denture cleaner or a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar for about 15-20 minutes daily.

How much is a new retainer?

The cost of a new retainer can vary depending on the type of retainer needed, your location, and whether you have insurance coverage. On average, the cost can range from $100 to $500 per retainer, but when you join our retainer club, the retainers cost just $25.

How long do you have to wear a retainer?

Typically, orthodontists recommend wearing a retainer full-time for the first few months after braces are removed, and then gradually transitioning to wearing it only at night. In general, you may need to wear your retainer for several years to maintain the alignment of your teeth.

What does a retainer do?

A retainer helps maintain the position of your teeth after orthodontic treatment. It prevents your teeth from shifting back to their original position, ensuring that your smile remains straight and aligned.

Why does my retainer smell?

Retainers can develop odor due to the buildup of bacteria and plaque. Regular cleaning, as mentioned earlier, can help prevent odor. Avoid eating or drinking with your retainer in place, as food particles can contribute to odor as well.

What happens if you don't wear your retainer?

If you don’t wear your retainer as prescribed by your orthodontist, your teeth may gradually shift back to their original position, undoing the results of your orthodontic treatment. This can lead to misalignment and the need for further orthodontic intervention.

Why does my retainer hurt?

Discomfort from wearing a retainer can occur if it’s too tight, if there are rough edges or protruding wires, or if you’re not used to wearing it regularly. If your retainer continues to cause pain or irritation, consult your orthodontist for adjustments or replacement.