Do I need retainers?
In short, yes. Retainers prevent teeth from gradually shifting back toward their initial position after braces, Invisalign or other clear aligner treatments. The paradigm today is retention is for life – the right retainers and retainer maintenance can protect the investment you’ve made in your smile and save you money in the long run. Every case is different, so ask your doctor if you need retainers.
What makes Vivera retainers different?
Vivera retainers are made by the same team that makes Invisalign clear aligners, so you’ll get the same virtually-invisible look and comfortable, custom-fit that Invisalign aligners are known for. Doctors who have used Vivera are more satisfied with Vivera retainers than with other retainers.
Vivera retainers are also 30% stronger and twice as durable as other clear retainers, and they typically come in packs of four sets. All of that adds up to a longer lifespan, fewer replacements and re-orders (less hassle), and a great value over time.
How much do Vivera retainers cost?
Cost for Vivera retainers can vary depending on your provider. Vivera retainer orders typically include four sets, so you save on the cost of each set, and you'll always have a set handy when you need it. If you don't want four sets at once, speak to your doctor about other options.
How do I take care of my Vivera retainers?
Talk to your doctor about specific care instructions, but we typically recommend using the Invisalign Aligner Cleaning System, a similar product, or a soft bristle toothbrush with water. Rinse each retainer thoroughly with water after each cleaning.
How often will I need to replace my Vivera retainers?
Consult your doctor for specific guidance, but like most retainers, Vivera retainers should be replaced after a period of use. In general, Whenever your retainers look cracked, damaged or are showing signs of breakage, it’s time to switch to a fresh new set.
How do I get a new pack of Vivera retainers when I run out?
If you lose, break, or simply run out of your last set of Vivera retainers, just get in touch with your doctor. Your doctor can work with you on purchasing a new set of Vivera retainers, so you can keep showing off that smile!
What if I lose or break my retainer?
With Vivera retainers, you get four sets of retainers, so you’re always ready with a backup.
How long will I have to wear my Vivera retainers?
Ultimately, retention protocols are prescribed by the doctor and can be different for your unique conditions and treatment plan. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how often you need to wear your retainers. An example protocol might include wearing the first set full time, then based on the doctor’s recommendation gradually reducing until retainers are only worn at night or even as few as three nights per week.