Our Story

RooTainer started as best inventions do - to solve a specific problem. At five years old our daughter began wearing a palatal expander. It was a big investment and even with additional insurance, a replacement expander costs $200! And here we were asking a kindergartner to be responsible for keeping this device safe and sound.

Similar to most kids with retainers, she lost it in the lunch room as she put it in a napkin in her lap never to be seen again. There had to be a better option out there - not just the case you get for free at the orthodontist. The same case that falls apart after only a couple weeks of using it.

After scouring the market for such a solution, and coming up empty, we begin creating our own solution. The RooTainer has been through many iterations and the concept has evolved based on feedback provided by kids and parents alike. We are in the process of getting our second prototype to ensure the design is kid-approved and prime-time ready! 

We'll be launching a crowdfunding campaign in early January to raise funds to purchase the molds necessary for production. Thank you in advance for your support! With your help, we can save retainers one case at a time. 


With love,

Sarah and Lydia