The Guardian™ Program
The Specialty Invisible Retainer System gives you the ability to deliver invisible retainers the same day as the braces debonding appointment. This eliminates the separate retainer delivery appointment and reduces the risk of tooth movement while waiting for retainers.
Our Guardian program offers either 2, 3, or 4 sets of upper and/or lower retainers for a significantly reduced price. The Guardian program is incredibly cost effective, as the bracket removal and model printing fees are waived, which brings the cost of the additional retainers down to just a few dollars.
Included in the program, we provide you with a 3D-printed model for each arch so you are able to create additional retainers in your practice if the patient loses or breaks one. This is an extremely cost-effective way to maintain your patients' smiles.
The real benefit of the Guardian program is saving time. This is made possible by the advantages of highly technical software that allows accurate bracket removal from the digital models. We are even able to remove bands and other attachments from the models.
Introducing a new option for Guardian retainer material: Zendura! The Zendura material's robust, rigid polyurethane system is optimized to deliver the correct balance of key properties including strength, ductility, chemical resistance, clarity, and stress relaxation resistance.
On cases with minor anterior discrepancies remaining at the end of treatment, you can request to reset the teeth to ideal before Guardian retainers are made. We will fabricate Clear Image (R) Aligners to correct these minor discrepancies, then make the Guardian retainers on the final aligner set up to maintain the corrections. [More About Clear Image Aligners]
Anterior teeth can become crowded and relapse when removable retainers are worn. The primary benefit of using a fixed lingual retainer from Specialty Appliances is being able to tell your patient that they will experience little, if any, anterior relapse. [ View More Info ]
We routinely incorporate pontics into Guardian retainers. If it is an anterior tooth, a traditional pontic is sized and shaped to match. If it is a posterior tooth, appropriately-sized teeth are digitally created before printing and pontic paint is used to create the aesthetic smile your patients desire. Please provide a shade when ordering.
From the same printed model made from your scan with the brackets removed, Specialty can fabricate a mouthguard for your retainer-wearing patients involved in sports. The mouthguard is formed over any fixed lingual retainer to ensure an accurate fit without interferences. [ View More Info ]