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Hi Pam, I finished my Invisalign treatment years ago and have moved overseas.   The retainer has been my last set.  Unfortunately I lost them and am looking for replacements.

The documentation for my treatment has an Invisalign code which I would is unique to my prescription.

I'm hoping that you may be able to contact Invisalign directly as only authorised providers have access.  

My question is:  With the code, could they pull my details from their db and make a duplicate of  my last trays for my retainer?  I am very happy to pay for this.

Cheers and thank you so much for your time.

Ange

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I'm not an orthodontist, sorry (I provide resource information on various aspects of the field) but I'll try to help. I assume there's a reason you can't contact the orthodontist who provided you with the Invisalign treatment, who has the records? If not, then I think the easiest would be to find a provider near you. The site http://www.hotfrog.com.au/Products/Invisalign/NSW lists 49 practices that offer Invisalign in New South Wales. Since you have indicated you will pay, one of them should do it, I would think. If not, you could pay to have new impressions made of your teeth as they are right now, and have a traditional retainer made. It's good you're thinking of this - you already worked so hard, you want to get a new retainer as soon as possible to keep the great new smile.

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Pamela Waterman

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I can supply tips, hints, recipes and resources about a braces-friendly lifestyle, for parents of children and teens in braces as well as for adults in braces. Although I am not a medical/dental professional, I have colleagues in the field and will do my best to point you to additional resources.

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I am the author of two specialty award-winning cookbooks of soft-food recipes and tips targeted to all ages of braces-wearers (including adults) and give workshops to dental hygienists to help them help their patients with this type of information. I have worn braces both as a teen and as an adult, and am from a family of three generations of braces patients. I regularly contribute information to the public website of the American Association of Orthodontists and Orthotown magazine.

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Women in Orthodontics, American Academy for Oral Systemic Health, Independent Book Publishers Association, Society of Women Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers

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Orthotown, Cricket, Family Fun, Highlights, Better Homes and Gardens Kids' Rooms, Chicago Tribune, East Valley Tribune (Phoenix AZ), Healthy Alternatives, Organic & Natural, Desktop Engineering, Machine Design

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BS Astrophysics, MS Radio Astronomy/Electrical Engineering

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Good Parenting Award from ParentalWisdom.com Glyph Award - Best Cookbook, Arizona Book Publishing Association Finalist Glyph Award - Best Cookbook, Arizona Book Publishing Association Finalist - Next Generation Indie Books, Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group

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American Association of Orthodontists, Smile for a Lifetime

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