The local dental lab services did their job.
It was not cheap, but your daughter came home from the orthodontist with half of the plastic guards that she was going to need to get her back to her perfect smile. After not following through on wearing her retainer for a year after her first set of braces, the orthodontist that you visit offered your daughter a pretty good deal. He said that if she was willing to pay half, he would take impressions and get her the necessary sets of plastic guards to correct the movement that had occurred in the last 12 months.
And while he was not thrilled that he was going to have to redo the work that he had already completed, he suggested that if your 16 year old daughter paid half and if you and your husband paid half, he would get you in a set of guards at his cost. He