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 bring 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.
Once the brackets and bands are removed, we detail the model to ensure the fit; this involves blocking out any significant undercuts that might cause issues when inserting or removing the retainers.
On cases where there are minor anterior discrepancies remaining at the time of bracket removal, we can reset the teeth to correct these situations. The Guardian Invisible Retainer material is slightly thicker than that used for Aligners, so the tooth movements must be kept to a minimum.
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 pontic paint into the Guardian retainers. Appropriately-sized teeth are digitally created and printed. Next, pontic paint, in the shade of your choice, is used to create the esthetic smile that your patients desire.
From the same printed model made from your scan with the brackets removed, Specialty can fabricate a mouthguard for your retainer-patients involved in sports. The mouthguard is formed over any Fixed Lingual Retainer to insure an accurate fit without interferences. [ View More Info ]