If you have had your own dental molds made previously by a dentist, then you may be able to get a replacement retainer made for much less than going through your dentist again. Many companies are not willing to make a replacement retainer from existing molds and will require you to use their own kit or come in to have a mold made by them. At SportingSmiles, we can use your existing molds, but there are some stipulations on using outside dental molds. We are happy to do it, but we usually recommend that our customers use our impression kit for the most up to date mold.
Disadvantages of Using Your Own Molds
We can’t warranty retainers made using outside molds because we don’t know how old they are. The new retainers will be made perfectly, but your teeth may have shifted since the impression was taken. Therefore, the mold may result in a retainer that does not fit as well as it should. If the mold is recent though, you should be fine.
There is a chance that your teeth mold could be damaged when the new retainer is being made. We will try our best for this not to happen, but there is always a chance. Dental impressions can dry out over time and there are different qualities in dental stone. There is also a chance that they may get damaged in the mail. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any responsibility for damaged molds sent to us.
There is no discount on using your existing impression. We are happy to use your mold, but in the interest of providing people with the best possible quality, we do not charge any extra to have a fresh impression made. There is often more work involved in correcting your current impression than there is in making a new one, so we recommend that you take a fresh impression if possible.
Advantages of using our Retainer Mold Impression Kit.
We will warranty the retainer fully to make sure that it fits correctly. That means that if you experience any discomfort due to the mold not being a correct match, we will get a new impression from you and send you one that is.
SportingSmiles keeps all impressions for one year after the initial order date. Within that year, all reorders are at a discounted price. Replace broken retainers or just get yourself a backup set, all at a lower cost while we have your mold impression on file.
You don’t have to pay the high costs dentists charge for retainers, mouthguards, or teeth grinding guards. By making your own mold with SportingSmile’s patented dental impression kit, you get the same high-quality products at a fraction of the cost.
Easy Retainer Mold Process
SportingSmiles have a patented dental impression tray that makes it extremely easy to take an impression. It really couldn’t be simpler to take a professional-quality impression right in your own home. Video instructions are available to walk you through the entire process, step-by-step.
Again, we are always happy to use your existing molds if you want, but there is really no reason not to go with our impression kit and get yourself a retainer that is guaranteed to be a perfect fit. Our different styles of retainers can be seen here.