Chairside Retainer Workflow

The following workflow applies to patients receiving a retainer who have not completed Dandy Aligner treatment.

For patients that have completed Dandy Aligner treatment, follow the Retainer from Aligners Case Workflow.

The outline below is a step-by-step appointment guide for our retainer workflow. Please review our article on Retainer Scanning Best Practices before proceeding. 

Case Setup

  • Choose the "Ortho" option when you go to set up your case.
    • Within "Ortho," select "Retainer.".
  • You will then be prompted to select the arch or arches for which the retainer(s) will be made.

Patient Scan

  • Remove wires and metal bands that wrap around molars before scanning. 
  • Follow the scanning sequence: Lower Arch > Upper Arch > Bite > Submit Order.
    • Note: The distal surfaces of the posterior-most teeth must be completely captured.

Submit Case

  • Proceed to the "Ordering" menu.
  • Select the material/type of the retainer.
    • You will specify whether this retainer is a Clear, Hawley, or Lingual Fixed retainer.
  • Place your order.
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