Your smile and teeth should last a lifetime and to keep it that way it is very important to retain your teeth once we have achieved an excellent result. Retainers will need to be worn consistently and indefinitely so that you do not experience shifting of your teeth or your bite.
Why Are Retainers So Crucia to Long-Term Orthodontic Success?
Once your teeth are in an ideal position you will want them to remain there. As is true of every part of the human body with aging, there is shifting and change. We recommend retainers from Invisalign® that are hold the exact replica of your orthodontic finish. By using these Invisalign ® retainers you will be able to keep your teeth from shifting and having to potentially revisit some future orthodontic treatment. Since it is a financial and time consuming investment to straighten your teeth and improve your bite, you will not want to risk the shifting that might occur if you do not retain what we provide and since retainers need to be worn at night only when sleeping, it will be well worth the small effort.
Why Choose Vivera® Retainers Over Other Alternatives?
Vivera® retainers, created by Align Technology, come in 4 identical sets and have a number of benefits that make them attractive to both orthodontists and patients alike. Vivera® retainers are virtually invisible and are custom-made from thermoplastic instead of metal and thick plastic used in the past. Not only does this make them more comfortable to wear, they are also made from a digital scan using the iTero® Scanner so the fit is like a glove. Utilizing the same technology that has made Invisalign so very effective and popular, Vivera® retainers offer many advantages over other clear retainers as well. Tests have shown that Vivera® appliances are up to 30% stronger than their clear counterparts, making these retainers far more durable and able to hold the teeth in their proper location. Additionally, Vivera® retainers have even been found to make small corrections to the alignment of the teeth when needed, in the event of minor shifting.
What Should You Expect From Your Vivera® Retainer?
Vivera® retainers come in a set that includes four custom-made appliances. The goal is to provide you with the maximum retention benefits possible. Depending upon your particular situation and needs, you’ll likely need to wear your retainers while sleeping. Dr. Stoess-Allen recommends that you wear your Invisalign Retainers for a lifetime so that you can enjoy your ideal alignment indefinitely. Even if you have worn braces in the past and want to upgrade your retainers, and even if you have not been treated with Invisalign, you can still contact us to be scanned for Vivera® Retainers and you too can enjoy a lifetime of orthodontic stability. It is easy and there is no need for messy goopy impressions in our office.