Clear Retainer

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What are Clear Retainers?

A clear retainer is a dental device designed to keep your teeth in place and prevent them from shifting. It is typically used after orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign to maintain the desired position of your teeth.

This removable retainer, also known as an orthodontic retainer, ensures that your smile stays beautiful and aligned.

Unlike traditional metal wire retainers or hawley retainer, clear retainers are made from a clear plastic material, making them virtually invisible when worn. 

Why Are Retainers Different At Dental Designs Clinic?

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    Experienced dentists
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    High quality, genuine materials used
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    Fully digital workflow
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    Same day collection
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    Centrally located with direct MRT

Process of Getting Permanent Retainers at Dental Designs

Getting your retainers at our clinic is a quick and easy process. 

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1. 3D Teeth Scanning

Through our 3D scanning, we create a 3D model of your teeth. This ensures that your retainers fit comfortably.

This process is quick and provides highly accurate images of your dental anatomy. With 3D scanning, we can capture every detail of your teeth, ensuring a perfect fit for your retainers.

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2. Crafted In-House

Once we have your digital impressions, our skilled technicians will craft your retainers in-house using the latest materials and techniques.

Whether you opt for clear retainers, permanent retainers, or removable retainers, rest assured that your retainers will be custom-made in our lab to fit your teeth perfectly. Our in-house fabrication ensures quality control and allows for swift turnaround times, so you can start wearing your retainers as soon as possible.

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3. Swift Pick-Up

We value your time. With a 4-hour turnaround time, your retainers are ready for immediate collection and use the same day.

Once your retainers are ready, we'll schedule a convenient pickup appointment for you. During this appointment, we'll ensure that your retainers fit comfortably and provide you with detailed instructions on how to wear and care for them properly. 

** The 4-hour turnaround time is applicable only during our regular business hours.

Same Day Retainer Collection

No more worries about leaving your teeth unprotected while waiting for retainers.


With our Same Day Retainer collection, you can receive your custom-made clear retainers quickly, allowing you to begin wearing them without delay. This expedited service isn't an option for permanent retainers or removable ones like Hawley or Essix retainers though, as they usually take about two weeks.

Our experienced dental team will guide you through the process, ensuring your retainers are made to fit your mouth just right. Clear retainers offer the advantage of being virtually invisible, while permanent or fixed retainers provide continuous support to keep your teeth in place.


The Dental Designs Difference

Crafting a Distinctive Orthodontic Treatment at Dental Designs

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Authentic Materials

We use HSA approved materials with long-term track records to make sure our products are safe and long-lasting.

Whether you opt for clear retainers, permanent retainers, or any other type, you can trust that they are made from top-grade materials for long-lasting results.

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With 3D scanning and printing, we can fabricate accurate models of your teeth so that your retainers will fit better.

Using modern technology and accurate measurements, we create retainers that snugly fit your teeth, helping to maintain their desired position effectively.

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Convenient Replacement

We understand that retainers may need replacement over time due to wear and tear or changes in your dental alignment.

With our convenient replacement retainer service, you may order a new retainer without needing an appointment to do a 3D Scanning again. Simply reach out and get replacement retainers promptly, ensuring continuous protection for your straight teeth.

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No Dental Moulds With 3D Scans

Dental moulds are a part of traditional dentistry and are uncomfortable. We do 3D digital scanning of your teeth instead.

This eliminates the need for traditional dental moulds, offering a more comfortable and efficient experience for our patients. 

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Data Archiving

Your dental records are saved in our secure databank. This saves you time if you wish to make another retainer in the future or if your dentist needs to use it as a reference.

With our comprehensive data archiving process, we can easily access your records whenever needed, ensuring continuity of care and personalised treatment plans.

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Fast Turnaround

We understand that time is of the essence when it comes to orthodontic treatment. That's why we prioritise efficiency and offer fast turnaround times for our retainer services.

All retainers are made here with our in-house lab, significantly reducing the processing time needed to create your retainers.

3D Printed For The Fit 

At Dental Designs, we prioritise both the quality of our dental retainers and the comfort of our patients. With our intra-oral scanners and 3D printers, we can create dental models with an accuracy up to 25 microns, eliminating the need for traditional moulds and messy models that are often inaccurate and unpleasant for our patients.

With 3D printing, we can produce clear retainers that offer a comfortable fit and optimal retention, ensuring that your teeth stay in their desired positions after orthodontic treatment or Invisalign therapy. With digital scanning and 3D printing techniques, we can streamline the process and hence provide our patients with a hassle-free experience, helping you maintain your new smile with confidence and convenience.


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Why Zendura™ for Clear Retainers

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1. BPA And Phthalate Free

Our commitment to using BPA and phthalate-free materials reflects our dedication to providing safe and effective orthodontic solutions. By choosing our clear retainers, you can have peace of mind knowing that your oral health is not compromised by exposure to harmful chemicals. 

2. Proven Stain Resistance

Our clear retainers are designed with proven stain resistance, ensuring that they retain their clarity and transparency over time. With stain-resistant clear retainers, you can continue to enjoy the benefits of a virtually invisible orthodontic solution without worrying about unsightly discoloration.

3. Tested For Durability

For our orthodontic retainers, we use Zendura™ as it retains its strength and toughness up to 300% longer than other retainer materials while maintaining its visual clarity and fit. From bite forces to repetitive use, clear retainers are built to withstand the demands of daily wear, providing performance and effectiveness.

Clear retainers made with quality Zendura™ material.

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Dental Designs X Zendura™ Clear Retainers

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First Set


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Additional 2nd Set


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3rd Set Or More


Each Set Consists Of One Upper And One Lower Clear Retainer
  1. A 3D scan and printed 3D model of your teeth are included in the price.
  2. If it’s your first time to our clinic, we require a dental checkup and cleaning (not included) to be done as some oral conditions and/or bacteria buildup can affect the fit of the retainers.
  3. Price for additional sets are applicable only when you purchase them together with the first set.
  4. Prices are subject to prevailing GST.

Alternative Retainer Options Beyond Zendura

Following the Zendura Clear Retainers, our range extends to include various other types of retainers, each tailored to meet different requirements and preferences. Here's a closer look at these options:

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1. Fixed Wire Retainers

a) Straight Type: It is a thin metal wire bonded to the back of your teeth, primarily used to maintain the alignment of your front teeth. It's secured with resin that may occasionally need maintenance. Priced at $632.20 per arch, it takes about 1 week to prepare.

b) Hygienic Type (Flossable): Hygienic fixed wire retainers provide the same benefits as the straight type but with an added advantage: they are designed to be flossable. With this retainer, you can enjoy the convenience of a fixed option while still being able to maintain a clean and healthy smile. It is priced at $779.35 per arch and shares the same preparation period as the straight type.

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2. Vivera Retainers:

Vivera retainers are custom-made clear aligners designed to maintain the results of orthodontic treatment, such as Invisalign. Made from a durable plastic material, Vivera retainers offer a comfortable fit, keeping your teeth in their desired positions. With proper care and regular wear, Vivera retainers prevent teeth from shifting. A single set costs $659.45, while three sets total $1,079.10. The preparation time is around 2 weeks.

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3. Hawley Retainer: 

Hawley retainers are traditional, removable retainers with a metal wire and an acrylic base. It costs $872 per arch and takes about 2 weeks to prepare. While some may consider Hawley retainers to be bulky and uncomfortable, they are easy to clean and maintain, therefore making them a popular choice among patients. 

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Cost of Retainers in Singapore

The cost of clear retainers can vary depending on various factors such as the complexity of your orthodontic treatment and the materials used. Our special prices for extra sets apply when you purchase them along with your first set. These prices include a 3D scan and a model of your teeth.

If you're visiting us for the first time, we would highly recommend you to get a check up and cleaning first. This is important because it helps us ensure that your new retainer fits perfectly. The good part is that we can have your retainer ready on the same day as your visit!

Zendura Clear Retainer

1st Set $517.75
2nd Set $403.30
3rd Set and Onwards $174.40 each

Zendura Individual Sets (Upper or Lower)

1st Piece $288.85
2nd Piece $228.90 each
3rd Piece and Onwards  $174.40 each

Invisalign Vivera Retainer

1st Set $659.45
3 Sets $1,079.10

Wire Retainer

Straight $632.20 per arch
Hygienic $779.35 per arch

Hawley Retainer

Hawley Retainer $872.00 per arch

*Price are inclusive of 9% GST
**This price applies to additional retainers purchased at the same time.

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This dental clinic has very good staff who are well trained and friendly. The dentists are also very good and will explain the treatment in detail before starting treatment. The equipment is very high tech and I believe they are able to do high quality work as I did my crown here and it looks much better than my colleague who also recently did his at another place. The waiting room is also very comfortable. good job!

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This clinic is one of the best I have ever seen. I saw dr Justin for my implant which I did many years ago, the tooth was loose, and other drs told me to remove it as they could not find out what brand it was but dr Justin was able to take 3d xrays and locate the brand and specially ordered the part in. he saved me from having to do a surgery to remove and put a new implant which would have cost me a bomb. the tooth looks even better than the original thanks to the experieced dental technician Katsuya from Japan. 

Very happy and will keep coming back for my regular dental. 

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my workplace is close by and I had a problem with my tooth for a few days, so I made an appointment to come down. The receptionist who booked my appointment was very helpful and friendly to explain the way to the clinic from my office. I saw Dr Nicholas who was able to do a root canal treatment on the same visit so that I didn't need to come back. I felt safe and comfortable to do my dental treatment here as the dental picks are all wrapped up and sterilized and only opened before each treatment when im inside. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Retainers In Singapore

Retainers are custom-made, removable appliances that fit over your teeth and help hold them in place after your braces have been taken off.

Retainers are based on the final step of treatment and are intended for the purpose of retention. Aligners are designed specifically to accomplish movement. The treating physician should determine when the retention phase begins and what type of retainer/retention protocol is best for the patient.

When is the best time to request retainers?

The best time to order retainers is as soon as the doctor’s objectives and patient’s preferences are resolved to the satisfaction of both.

Why do I need to wear retainers?

Like any part of the human body, the ageing process is inevitable. This will have an impact on the teeth. Retainers need to be worn in order to minimise these changes as much as possible. Retainers also help to stabilise your teeth in their new position and it is important to follow these instructions carefully.

Your retainers will look, taste and feel brand new. Your speech may also be affected. This usually lasts for a couple of days until you wear them in and they become comfortable. Talk, sing, smile as much as possible. If you are having difficulty, discuss this with your orthodontist at your first check appointment.

Do not put the retainers in your pocket, do not put them in your bag, and definitely do not wrap them in tissues or serviettes as they will be thrown out! There is a cost to replace lost or damaged retainers so please look after them.

You can brush your retainer with a toothbrush and toothpaste when you brush your teeth. You can also soak them in any cleaning solution from the pharmacy for 10-15 minutes.

There are several common types of retainers.

  • Traditional removable retainers (Hawley retainers): This type of retainer is made out of coloured acrylic and wire. There are dozens of styles and colours to choose from.
  • Clear Retainers: This retainer is made from clear plastic and fits over your teeth. In addition to keeping your teeth in place, it can help protect the surfaces of your teeth if you have the habit of clenching or grinding them while you sleep.
  • Bonded retainers: Bonded retainers are usually placed behind the lower teeth after removal of braces. It’s bonded to the teeth with composite material and such is considered “permanent” because it can’t be removed by the patient. We typically don’t use this type of retainer with the upper teeth because it would interfere with your bite. A bonded retainer can remain in place for several years.

The purpose of your retainers is to maintain the position of your teeth. Many of the factors causing crowding persist throughout life. As part of the aging process, the teeth tend to shift. Therefore, it is very important to maintain retainer wear for as long as you want to maintain straight teeth. We recommend you wear your retainers every night.

It depends on the type of retainer you have. In general, retainers are far less noticeable than braces, so the appearance of your smile will not be affected by them. It may take you a couple days to get used to the feel of wearing one, but after that you should barely notice them. If you have a bonded retainer, you will need to brush the surrounding area thoroughly and learn to floss around the retainer. Floss threaders can be especially helpful for this.

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