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StarAligners Essix Retainers
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StarAligners Essix Retainers

You’ve completed your treatment. Congrats! Now, we need to keep your smile perfect. That’s where Essix™ Retainers come in. You’ve done the hard work of wearing your aligners for 3 to 6 months to get your pearly whites perfectly aligned. But the work isn’t over yet — now you need to keep them that way! The time after finishing aligner treatment is crucial to keeping your smile aligned and just how your orthodontist — and you! — wants it. And wearing a retainer is part of the deal. After all, who would want to watch all their hard work go askew? Not us!
  • Essix™ retainers are 1 millimeter thick, to keep your smile aligned
  • Made from comfortable, durable polymer
  • Wear them all the time right after treatment ends, then ease up use
  • Keep your perfect smile, well, perfect!
  • Add Star Essix Retainers to StarAligners order for $22.00 per retainer
  • Order Star Essix Retainers Only for $22.00 per retainer
  • Order Star Essix Retainers and remove brackets or attachments for $23.50 per retainer
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StarAligners Essix Retainers

All the details you need to know.

You did it! Your smile is straight! But yes, now you have to keep it that way. Our Star Retainers are how you do it.

Essix retainers are the natural next step after StarAligners clear aligners.

Retainers do their job by guiding and maintaining your teeth’s position and the alignment of your bite. Even after StarAligners adjusts your teeth’s position, forces incurred during chewing and other normal activities can shift them back out of place. Retainers ensure that your teeth can resist this pressure. Essix retainers are unique in their low-profile appearance, just like your StarAligners™ clear aligners. They’re constructed entirely of transparent plastic with no metal wires and are removable for meals and brushing. Our Essix retainers are created from a final impression or mold of your teeth, custom-made from your new StarAligners smile.

Before and After Upper Before + After Lower


Essix retainers are more comfortable. We want the best for you!

StarAligners has selected the most popular Essix retainer material for our Star Retainers. The Essix material is comfortable and is 1 millimeter thick to retain your teeth alignment.


Okay, but how long do I have to wear these things?

When you finish your last aligner, you wear your Star Retainer for 22 hours per day for 1 month. After the 1st month, you can go to nighttime wear. Finish dinner, brush your teeth, and put in your retainer. Wake up and remove and clean your retainer – simple.

  • For the 1st month after finishing aligner treatment — keep your Star Retainers in 22hrs / day
  • After the 1st month — just wear them at night!
  • Take retainers out to eat and drink, just like your aligners
  • Clean and store Star Retainers just like your aligners
  • You can even use our Whitening Foam to help with teeth whitening while you wear your retainers!



Happy patients, happy orthodontists

“I’d always been self-conscious about my smile but could never afford braces. Now I smile all the time. It’s funny, my kids are doing the same program I just completed. We’re a StarAligners™ household now.”


“My aligners are comfortable and were only slightly sensitive at the very beginning. The process was easy to get started and I was able to see progress just 2 months after starting my plan. Big fan.”


“I was told just after 6 months that I was progressing faster than expected, which had me even more committed to my treatment plan. #goals #winning”


“Being able to integrate mild aligner cases into our everyday practice has opened up a whole new group of customers for us. We’re able to treat teenagers, and their parents who are looking for a smile tune-up.”


“Being able to customize a plan for our patients, based on actually seeing the condition of their smile in-person, is everything.”


“I have been extremely happy with the clarity, fit and feel of StarAlignersPro™. My team likes the improved aesthetics for patients as well.”


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StarAligners September 6, 2021