Our goal is the lifetime maintenance of your AMAZING SMILE! The best evidence we have at this time suggests the use of retainers to maintain the position of your teeth throughout your entire life. Retainer directions are specific for each patient, but we always encourage patients to wear retainer(s) their entire life. Our office offers several different kinds of retainers. The most common used are clear plastic retainers and permanent retainers bonded to the tongue side of the lower teeth. The instructions we most commonly give patients in the clear plastic retainers are to wear them at night only. We have found that night time wear greatly reduces the chance of losing the retainer and is sufficent to maintain the tooth position.
RETAINERS DO NOT LAST FOREVER. They occasionally have to be replaced. The length of time they last depends on things like teeth grinding at night and proper care/maintenance of your retainers. For some patients, a retainer will last just year, wheras for other patients a retainer will last more than 3 years.
Our office is pleased to offer a new retainer option, the RETAINER REPLACEMENT PLAN featuring Vivera Retainers by Invisalign.
Vivera Retainers are manufactured using the same advanced fabrication technology behind the Invisalign system, resulting in a smooth, precise, and comfortable fit.
Vivera Retainers are offered as a series of 8 RETAINERS (four upper and four lower)! PLUS, should you ever require additional retainers there is no need for an impression or scan. As long as your teeth have not moved, we can simply order new retainers!
The first set of retainers is included with your treatment. To updrade to the RETAINER REPLACEMENT PLAN there is a small additional fee, which is a considerable discount to purchasing individual retainers.