Retainer Assurance Program

Dr. Bivens developed this Retainer Assurance Program to help with one of the biggest problems in orthodontics, lost and broken retainers. Dr. Bivens has, too many times, seen patients lose or break their retainer and then wait too long to replace it. Many times, they find out that their teeth have moved or shifted and orthodontic treatment would be needed again. Many did not want to pay for another retainer or have the time to come back in for another appointment. This program can save you thousands of dollars in retainer replacement, retainer repair, or orthodontic retreatment costs in the future! You have come a long way creating your beautiful smile. We want to make sure you have what you need to keep it that way! Nothing man-made lasts forever, including retainers. The Retainer Assurance Program gives you peace of mind knowing you always have what you need to maintain your smile for the rest of your life!

Save Time

  • No office visit required to make a retainer.
  • No additional charge if you pick retainer up in our office, otherwise we can mail them to you at the standard shipping rates.

Save Money

  • 3D scan included (a $350 value)!
  • 2 additional retainers included (a $700 value), at no charge just for enrolling in the program.
  • Any retainer replacement will only require a small copay for 10 years from the completion of your treatment or from your enrollment date!
  • This is an introductory price for the program which locks you in at current pricing for 10 years!


  • No impressions! The 3D scan of your teeth will be stored digitally.
  • With a phone call or email to the practice, your new retainer is fabricated.
  • Easy replacement of old weakened retainers to preserve your Smile for the next 10 years!

Program Details

For a one-time fee, you can give yourself (or your child) the best opportunity to always have the retainer that you (they) need for the rest of your life! Anyone can sign up (existing, former or new patients). There will be a co-pay for each repair or replacement of each appliance. The cost of this program can be added to your payment plan during treatment or divided into 6 monthly payments. We will keep your information and 3D scan on file, just in case you need to order a new retainer in the future. In order for us to make a retainer that fits correctly, helping you to avoid an office visit, you must make the commitment to wear your retainer exactly as directed by Dr. Bivens. Please ask for details if you are interested!


Once we remove your braces, we will move into the retention stage of your treatment. Maintaining the results you achieved during the treatment phase is key to the success of the entire orthodontic process. Your final orthodontic result depends on your retainers, so follow through with the hard work you've put in so far.

Essix Retainer

Clear Essix Retainer The Essix retainer is a clear removable retainer that fits over the entire arch of teeth. Essix retainers have no metal wires and are virtually invisible. They are very durable and easy to wear.

Fixed (Bonded) Retainers

Bonded Permanent Retainer Bonded lingual retainers are glued directly to the inside surface of your lower front teeth. This is one of the best ways to prevent your lower teeth from shifting as it is not removable! As with removable retainers, it is important to keep them clean. When brushing, carefully clean the inside of your lower teeth as well as the wire. If your retainer breaks at any time during the retention phase, please do not adjust it yourself. Call us immediately to schedule an emergency appointment.