How To Respond When Patients Ask: “Why replace retainers online?” Welcome to the 21st century, where the internet helps make many things in life more accessible. Online grocery shopping, online bill pay, and online food delivery systems give people access to all kinds of convenient services that they may have never had before. Now, orthodontic patients can even order retainers online and have them delivered right to their doorsteps – if their orthodontist is a Retainer Club Partner. Without the convenience of receiving retainers in the mail, patients may neglect to go back to their orthodontist’s office to get a new one and risk undoing all of their orthodontic progress. For this reason and more, Retainer Club is the best choice for your patients. Here are some important Retainer Club benefits to share with your patients:
At the orthodontist’s office, a replacement retainer often costs the same as the original. A single retainer can cost up to $500 without insurance. Retainers are bacteria magnets and should be replaced as often as you change your toothbrush. Replacing retainers in-office can add up over time. Retainer Club offers subscription plans to fit virtually any budget:
Silver Subscription: One retainer every year for $99/year
Gold Subscription: Two retainers each year for only $149/year
Platinum Subscription: Three retainers each year for only $199/year
Easy to Replace
Many people choose clear retainers because they are virtually unnoticeable on the teeth. Unfortunately, this modern feature makes them easy to lose or throw out. The Journal of Dental Health and Oral Disorders & Therapy published a survey-based study on misplaced or damaged removable retainers. Nearly 70% of participants “did not keep their retainers in the box provided during eating out, and lost them as they were cleaned away or left behind wrapped in tissue.” To avoid this, wearers should store retainers in their case. However, if patients unintentionally lose their cases when out and about, ordering replacement retainers online through Retainer Club is simple.
Retainers can be constructed of thin wire, plastic, or a combination of the two. These materials are strong but they certainly cannot withstand a foot stepping on them or a dog chewing on them. Essix-style retainers can fracture over time, but proper care and maintenance can extend their lifespan. Accidents happen, and there’s no reason to risk teeth shifting and reversing the success of orthodontic treatment. We can deliver a new set of retainers right to the patient’s doorstep within a week.
Dogs love to chew retainers, and pets are the second most common reason why retainers are damaged. Why do dogs find retainers simply irresistible? According to the American Association of Orthodontics, researchers hypothesize that “dogs are attracted by the smell of the materials from which retainers are made, as well as saliva.” Bite force varies from dog to dog, but they still have the power to chew retainers into an unusable wad of plastic in no time. If man’s best friend decides a retainer is their new chew toy, owners can reorder retainers online in a snap.
Old Way – Asking the traditional orthodontist for new retainers can be time-consuming:
Schedule an appointment. (Hopefully, they or you are not overbooked.)
Take off work and school to go to the appointment.
Wait patiently for retainers to come in.
Cross your fingers that your teeth haven’t shifted since step one.
New Way – Ordering new retainers from Retainer Club is as easy as 1-2-3:
Pick your subscription plan.
We will verify that we have a 3D scan of your teeth.
Say hello to fresh retainers within seven days of receiving the scan. (If you’re reordering, skip steps one and two.)
The icing on the cake is that most people can do all three steps on their own time and from the comfort of their own home.
Become a Retainer Club Partner
Retainer Club makes ordering and replacing retainers online a breeze. Our goal is to help your patients maintain their new, beautiful smiles for a lifetime, but our services are also beneficial to you! By partnering with Retainer Club, orthodontists who do 300 cases a year could save $15,000! Visit our website to start your Partnership today.