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Customer Q & A
Looking for a tool to help with removal of Invisalign braces? If you have a clear Essix retainer, or Invisalign braces, this handy tool will make your life easier.
ART® The Appliance Remover Tool was developed by the company that makes Essix retainers and also works perfectly with Invisalign aligner trays. Its ergonomic shape and two specially designed hooks help remove your clear retainer or aligner with ease. Ideal for people with large fingers, this device removes your appliance from the cheek side and/or the tongue side.
You can also use the ART device to help place and remove orthodontic elastics on traditional braces.
Store it in your retainer case or dental kit. Latex-free, individually wrapped. Buy 2 and save! Please note: this item is not returnable.
Invisalign® and Vivera are registered trademarks of Align Technology, Inc.
Each ART (Aligner/Retainer Remover Tool) comes individually packaged in cellophane.
If you have clear plastic aligner trays, or a clear plastic retainer, this tool can be a lifesaver. Sometimes it's very difficult to remove your aligners or retainers, especially if you have large hands. Just hook this tool onto the edges of your retainer and pull down. This tool makes it fast and easy.
Despite many attempts to remove my Invisalign retainers with this gadget, I have had no success. Back to using my fingernails.
Merchant Response:We're sorry that this product didn't work for you. Different products work for different people. There are several other retainer removers; perhaps one of them would work for you better.
So much better
November 12, 2018
I use aligners and this tool is so much better than the tool that the aligner manufacturer sends
By Becky S.
Retainer removal tool
April 10, 2018
1 tool that didn't work for me. The hooks on each end are to thick and hurt when I tried to put them in between my gum and my retainer. It also kept slipping off and that hurt too. Glad I bought 2 different tool removers to try out.
By Melissa B.
November 18, 2016
September 23, 2016
The tool was not flexible enough to place in mouth and remove my retainers by pulling both sides. I could only try to remove retainers by puling one side...I was concerned I would break them by removing them in that manner. It was also painful to use because of the pressure it puts on the gums.
Merchant Response:Products work differently for different people. Many of our customers have success with the ART Tool. We're sorry that this product didn't work out for you. You might want to consider trying the Outie Tool instead.
August 25, 2016
perfect but try to buy 2 so you can use them at the same time!!!
By Sheri D.
December 28, 2015
I bought for my Invisaligns but they are not easy to use at all. There are no instructions , common sense is what you have to work with and they really don't work.
ProsThe only pro is the size so they would fit in your pocket or evening bag
ConsThey are very difficult to work with, the shape is weird
By Petite P.
May 4, 2015
I knew I needed this product but had no idea it existed until I ordered Retainer Brite. Its so nice not to have to stick my fingers in my mouth to remove my Invisalign-type retainers! A simple tool, but worth so much in convenience and hygiene.
ProsSolves a Problem, Durable, Great for Invisalign, Easy to Use
Best UsesFor Invisalign
works, saves nails, cheaper than a mani
March 10, 2015
works great, but you have to learn to use it. saves my nails and manicure!
ProsWorks Well, Convenient, Great for Invisalign, Durable, Solves a Problem, Easy to Use
Best UsesFor Invisalign, On the Go, At Home
By Snake E.
Helps get the retainer out
November 23, 2014
Use this tool instead of putting your fingers in your mouth. Easy to get retainer out with this tool.
ProsGreat for Retainers, Easy to Use, Works Well, Convenient, Solves a Problem, Durable
Best UsesFor Retainers, At Home, On the Go
Palo Alto, CA
Great shape, hook a little short for me
June 13, 2014
The shape of this is excellent. For my Invisalign, it is hard to get the hooks to catch.
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