After you finish your Invisalign treatment, using a high-quality retainer is vital to protecting your beautiful results! A retainer will help your teeth maintain their position while the bone and connective tissue grow around the roots, helping to solidifying the results of Invisalign therapy.
For the best possible outcome following orthodontic treatment, we recommend Vivera clear retainers. Vivera retainers are made by Invisalign, using the same 3D imaging technology that created your custom aligners, so they are guaranteed to fit your mouth and teeth perfectly.
Vivera retainers are made from a smooth and comfortable material with no fixed metal wires so they don’t irritate your mouth, lips, and gums when you wear them. This material allows the retainers to be slightly flexible, meaning they are less prone to cracking or breaking. In fact, Invisalign research has shown that they are 30% stronger than other retainer brands, making them not only more durable, but better able to keep your teeth in alignment.
Your retainers are custom created just for you from a full 3D scan of your newly aligned teeth, allowing for an exact fit right from the first day you wear them. We keep that 3D scan on file in our database, which means that should you lose a retainer and need a replacement, or just want an extra pair for your gym or travel bag, we can easily re-order additional retainers without the need for multiple time-consuming visits to our office.
To get the most long-lasting results of Invisalign treatment, you should initially wear a retainer for a few hours every day and throughout the night as you sleep. While eventually you will only need a retainer at night, the clear plastic of Vivera retainers, just like your Invisalign aligners, means they are practically unnoticeable as you wear them during the day. With their custom fit, they won’t affect your speech as you talk.
Invisalign research has shown that Vivera retainers last longer than other retainer brands. While other retainers last an average of just two years, Vivera, with proper care, can last as long as four years, saving you the cost of more frequent retainer replacement. When you opt for Vivera retainers after your Invisalign treatment at TDA, you will get four complete sets of retainers, meaning you’ll have more spare retainers that will last you many years before needing to be replaced.
Caring for your retainers is easy. To clean, simply brush them with a soft toothbrush, warm water, and a mild antibacterial dish soap. While they are made of a durable material, they are not as strong as the enamel of your teeth so brushing them with toothpaste is not recommended! If you are looking for a deeper clean, Invisalign offers cleaning crystals to ensure your retainers are completely free of plaque-causing bacteria. Soaking your retainers in the cleaning crystals periodically ensures that your retainers are supporting the health of your smile. And to avoid the frustration of lost retainers, don’t forget to always store your Vivera retainers in their custom case when you are not wearing them!
We know you’ll love your smile even more after Invisalign treatment at TDA. With Vivera retainers, you can be sure that smile lasts and lasts! To learn more about these retainers at TDA and hear about the details of our October 2022 Vivera special offer, contact out office today!