Invisible Braces

ClearAligner 'Invisible' or Clear Braces  

Finally! A Way You can Eliminate the Dentist and Save yourself Hundreds of Dollars by dealing Directly with the Dental Lab!

Dental Lab Direct announces that 'Invisible' or CLEAR ALIGNERS are now available OVER THE INTERNET for $298 (PER Aligner), for individuals whose teeth have slightly rotated or migrated. 

The ClearAligner ® 'Invisible' Brace



If you've had braces before (OR not) and failed to continue to wear your retainer as the doc instructed (like I did) Here's a way to move your teeth back into alignment! We call them Aligners BUT, they'll only do MINOR tooth movement...Crowded teeth will still need the care of an orthodontist...Sorry.

To consider your candidacy for the product we have to view a MODEL of your teeth. These Aligners will only do 1mm of movement PER TRAY. (For more information on just how we accomplish this can be found in our FREE WHITE-PAPER. Just provide your name & e-mail in the field at the left)

There's an option on our storefront for a 'Consultation' (EXM) which is $80, where we send you our 'Impression Kit' with which YOU create your own teeth impressions. Upon receiving them at our lab, will pour up models of your teeth, examine them, & then e-mail you if you are a candidate for the Clear
Aligner! (I know!) SO COOL...

One (1) tray is typically all it takes (but, there are exceptions...if you're in need of more than 1mm of movement, then we'll tell you how many trays it will take for alignment) NOTE: If you ARE a candidate, $60 of the $80 will be applied to your first Aligner! It's friggin' AWESOME!!


Now, if you're not a candidate, we will make suggestions on the best way in which to align them and at the best cost (WELL worth the cost of the EXM) & We may even be able to work with your dentist to achieve your desired alignment.

If your teeth are too crowded, then you might visit your dentist and ask for IPR (Interproximal Reduction) IPR is a process of 'slenderizing' your teeth so that they will have the room to align.


The basic principle of space + force + time, as written in Sheridan's First Law of Biomechanics, is the key to accomplishing tooth movement. With the evolution of polymer aligner systems within orthodontics, achieving proper space is critical to a successful outcome.

IPR is a matter of tenths of millimeters. It requires the clinician to accurately create and measure the space to allow proper alignment. There are two methods for creating space using IPR:

Hand-Operated and Handpiece Driven.

Hand IPRRotary IPR

Okay, strips & files utilize various abrasive grits, thicknesses and engagement to penetrate the IPR contacts and achieve the desired enamel reduction. Single-sided hand files as thin as 0.1mm in thickness can glide with little risk of abrading the opposing tooth, smoothing out and reducing precise amounts of tooth structure.

The cost of a single ClearAligner is $298
You'll have to wear it at all times (other than eating) for about three (3) weeks, at which time you'll order the next Aligner (IF needed) assuming you're pleased with your progress.

If you're satisfied with the results the way they are, simply continue to wear the Aligner as your Retainer moving forward!! Kind of a TWO for ONE deal! they're FANTASTIC!

REMEMBER: Wear your retainers at nighttime or at least a minimum of 30 minutes a day.

To begin, go to our storefront & purchase the EXM:


OR if you're certain that you have the room in-between your teeth to align, then skip the EXM and just purchase the Aligner...EASY!!


OR perhaps you have plenty of space between your teeth to align, then we also have something that would be able to close gaps that isn't the Aligner! CHECK IT OUT!!

Maybe you have a small GAP between your teeth you would like to close? Or has one of your front teeth slightly moved?

Essix or Clear Retainer

REMEMBER: You can continue to wear your ClearAligner as your RETAINER!

Research shows that without long-term use of a dental retainer, teeth show a natural tendency to shift or drift away from their straightened position. You will have to continue to wear your retainer a minimum of 30 minutes a day for as long as you wish your teeth to stay in their current position.  

The TranspaRetainer® Clear Retainers

Clear or Essix Retainers


We do this by providing you the putty to create your own teeth impressions, then you send them to our lab for manufacturing...IT'S EASY!  These "Invisible" retainers are made of a thin, clear, durable plastic that snaps into place over the teeth and prevents teeth rotation & migration.   When using this transparent dental retainer, teeth and gums show through the plastic, unlike the “Hawley” retainer (metal wire & denture plastic)

When one smiles others are not able to see the dental retainer; mouth retainers with the wire across the front teeth are used mostly to keep teeth from shifting, but can also be used to move teeth (in special cases). Dental nightguards are worn at night to protect the teeth. Considerable time and financial investment are at risk if you don't have a retainer & wear as your doctor suggests.


Our At Home Impression Kit Allows You To “Easily” Take Your Own Teeth Impressions to make Custom Fitted Dental Appliances EXACTLY like the ones found at your Dentist's for a FRACTION of the Price...and all without a trip to a Dental Office! 

Our invisible retainers do not move teeth; they simply keep teeth in their current position & eliminate further crowding.  By wearing these for just 15-30 minutes per day, it will prevent teeth from rotation or migration.  These clear retainers are made of the same materials that dentists use and manufactured by the same lab as well.

Teeth Impression Kit


Here's how it works:

When you receive your kit, WATCH THE VIDEO first. Then take out a set of the YELLOW & BLUE impression material (putty).


Mix the two pieces of putty together for 45-65 seconds just to get one solid BLUE color (warmer areas may set faster)


When your putty is one solid color, roll it & shape it like a finger.  Pick up your tray.


Put the finger shaped putty into the tray, making sure to cover all parts of the tray.


Take the tray and place it over the center of your upper or lower teeth (REMEMBER: this putty will begin to harden in under TWO (2) minutes). Push the tray over your teeth. Hold for five minutes, then remove.


 Send your impressions back to our dental lab using the pre-paid envelope that came with your kit. We make your custom mouthpiece(s) & mail it back to you, EASY!

  • Has one of your front teeth slightly moved?
  • Or maybe you have a small gap between your teeth you would like to close?



Hawley Retainer

When you've completed the moving part of your treatment, you're ready for the holding part! The next few months will be a critical part of your treatment! Your Invisible Retainer OR 'Hawley' Retainer is designed to hold your teeth in their corrected position until the bone surrounding the roots of the moved teeth "fill in" and make them "solid." If you do not retain (or hold) following orthodontic tooth movement, teeth will move back to their old positions and all that time wearing braces will be wasted. 



If your retainer is going to do the job, here are the things you must do:  Wear your retainer as instructed! 

Lifetime: As an insurance policy it is recommended to wear your retainer at night indefinitely (or more importantly as your doctor instructs). Simply use your retainer as a template and try it in. If it feels tight, wear it for the night. 

Remove your retainer from the back hook - not from the front. 

Take care of your retainers: Clean with soap, water and Q-Tips. Efferdent® works fine, too. Don't brush the appliance with toothpaste; it dulls the brilliance. Keep them away from pets - they love to chew on them. Don't use hot water or place near hot surfaces; this can distort the shape of your retainer. You may remove your retainer while swimming in a lake or ocean. 

No flipping: Avoid flipping the retainer with your tongue or chewing on your retainer. This can cause damage to your teeth and retainer. 

NEVER wrap the retainer in a napkin or tissue, as they may be thrown away. Always store the retainer in its case (not your pocket). 
Speech: You may notice a difference in your speech at first. However, in 2 or 3 days, your speech will become normal. The plastic taste of the new appliance will soon disappear. 

Return to your family dentist for an examination and cleaning. Keep your appointments: You will have fewer office visits but checking your retainer is still very important. Always remember to bring your retainer to every appointment. 

If you lose or break a retainer, please call us immediately. The teeth will move if the retainers are not worn as instructed. We will keep your models on file for some time.  


Invisible Retainer
Retainers After Braces

Purpose: The dental retainers are important to hold the teeth after braces are removed. New bone and supporting fibers of the teeth are being completed for the new tooth positions.

Time of Use: Mouth retainers are usually worn until eruption of the permanent teeth makes wearing a mouth retainer difficult. You will start with full time wear and phase slowly into night time wear as a dental night guard. Experiencing tightness when placing the retainers after leaving them out for a period of time is an indication of how often you need to wear the retainers.

Care: To keep your dental retainers fresh and clean, scrub them before putting them in their case. Use warm or cool water and soap. Hot water will warp the retainers. Limit the soaking time to 15 minutes if you choose to use Efferdent. We have found that over time Efferdent weakens the solder joints. Brushing with Listerine will decrease bacteria and give your retainer a fresh taste.

Adapting: Most people get used to mouth retainers within a day or two. At first there may be a new plastic taste and you may have extra saliva in your mouth. Reading aloud the first day will help your speech adapt. The habit of flipping a dental retainer in and out with your tongue will loosen the dental retainer and may break the wires and/or plastic.

Visits: Upon completion of early phase orthodontic treatment, you will be checked periodically with visits to the dentist. Bring the dental retainer to your visits. If the dental retainer does not fit or if there is any tissue soreness, call us for an appointment as soon as possible.

Breakage/Loss: The common habit of flipping the retainers in and out with your tongue will make it become loose and can introduce stresses in the plastic or wires which will result in breakage. 

Relapse: Failure to use dental retainers regularly may result in unfavorable tooth movement. If brought to your dentist's attention early it may be corrected with another retainer. If not caught early, retreatment with braces may be necessary.


Dental Braces Care Post-Treatment

After the braces have been removed, a retainer is used to keep the teeth in their new position. Some patients may need orthodontic surgery, such as a fiberotomy, to prepare their teeth for retainer use. A fiberotomy is designed to remove the gingival fibers around a tooth. This procedure usually reduces the tendency for relapse of the tooth.

Retainers are usually worn by patients once treatment with the braces is complete. Retainers maintain the teeth while the surrounding bone reforms around them. Retainers are generally worn full-time for a short period, perhaps 6 months to a year, and then worn periodically, typically nightly during sleep, for as long as the orthodontist recommends. If a patient does not wear the retainer as recommended, the teeth might move back to their original position.

While it is possible for the teeth to stay aligned without regular retainer wear, there are many reasons teeth will crowd as a person ages. For this reason, many orthodontists recommend periodic retainer wear for many years, or indefinitely, after orthodontic treatment. The three most popular retainers used in dental braces care are the Hawley retainer, the Essix retainer and a Fixed retainer.

Hawley Retainer - a Hawley retainer is made of metal hooks that surround the teeth and keeps them in place. It is anchored in a specially molded, sometimes brightly colored acrylic plate shaped to fit the patient's palate, or floor of the mouth. Top and bottom retainers are usually made as necessary.

Essix Retainer - an Essix retainer is similar in appearance to Invisalign trays. It is a clear plastic tray form-fitted over the entire arch of teeth and can be produced from a mold and stays in place by suction. Essix retainers, if worn 24 hours per day, do not allow the upper and lower teeth to touch because plastic covers the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Some orthodontists feel that it is important for the top and bottom chewing surfaces to meet to allow a "favorable settling" to occur. Essix retainers are less expensive, more aesthetic and easier to wear than Hawley retainers.

Most removable retainers come with a retainer case to protect them. During the first few days of retainer use, many people will have extra saliva in their mouth. This is natural and is due to the presence of a new object inside the mouth and consequent stimulation of the saliva glands. It may be difficult to speak for a while after getting a retainer, but this speech difficulty should go away over time as one gets used to wearing it.

An entirely different category of orthodontic retainers, by definition not removable, are bonded or Fixed Retainers.

A Fixed retainer consists of a wire permanently bonded to the tongue-side of the lower incisor teeth, although other teeth are occasionally treated in similar fashion. Some doctors prescribe fixed retainers regularly, especially when a significant change has occurred in the bite and there is a high risk for reversal.

Now... You've Just Gone Through the Exact Same Process Thousands of Dentists Go Through Every Day and Saved Yourself Hundreds of Dollars (maybe even Thousands!) The process is the same for all of our products.


How We Came About...

I wore braces from the age of 14 until I was 17, and by the time I had entered college, had all but forgotten what my retainer looked the time I was 26, my teeth were a train wreck again, which really disappointed my parents considering the investment they had made in my teeth. Fortunately, I learned about these 'Invisible' Aligners called Clear-Aligners® and was able to get my teeth back in alignment in just a few weeks time.

Today, all I have to do is wear my 'Invisible' Retainer or TranspaRetainer®  for around 30 minutes per day and I won't have to worry about my teeth rotating or migrating anymore.Around that same time, I noticed that all of the coffee, tea, and red wine I had consumed in college had made my teeth a little less than white, but never seemed to have a disposable $500 to hand over to the dentist for the professional whitening trays he offered to sell me at every visit.

Again, after learning about getting them from the Dental Lab, I have in effect straightened, whitened & started wearing my retainer again all for about the cost my dentist wanted to charge me for the teeth whitening alone! AMAZING! So, I immediately realized the benefit of dealing directly with our dental lab, I mean, the cost of Invisalign through a dentist is $5,000.00 at a minimum. I had achieved the same results at 1/10th the cost!


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