Clear-Lock Retainers for Life™ is a convenient lifetime replacement service for retainers that includes digital file storage of the patient's models. When the service is prescribed, the lab will digitally scan the patient's upper and lower models and store the 3-D digital data for 30 years. Replacement retainers can be reordered from the patient's digitally stored data via a faxed or e-mailed prescription from the dentist. This frees the patient from having to make a return office visit for impressions.
Clear-Lock retainers are designed to hold a patient's teeth in position after orthodontic treatment. Each prescription comes with three single-arch retainers (three uppers or three lowers) or a set of six retainers (three uppers and three lowers), so the patient always has spares available. Each Clear-Lock retainer is fabricated from a 0.8 mm or 1.0 mm clear, biocompatible, BPA-free copolyester disc and custom thermoformed to the patient's upper or lower model for optimum fit.