Correctly aligning your teeth seems to be a big problem for some people. When this has been achieved, a more important task comes up; retaining that perfect dentition — wearing braces or aligners does a perfect job of putting your mouth in order.
In cases where the individual fails to retain this position, the aligned teeth can go back to its initial position before alignment. This is why it is important to maintain the position of your teeth after alignment. It may not be easy to choose the right retainer for your teeth after alignment. You can ask your doctor or Invisalign provider for suggestions on the best retainer to use. The recommendation will most likely be vivera retainers.
This is because it is one of the most effective and durable retainers you can find, and it is completely affordable.
Vivera retainer is a product, produced by Invisalign that is used to maintain the position of teeth after it has been aligned. It is made using 3D imaging, with a thermoplastic material and Invisalign’s proprietary technology. It is tougher and thicker than the Invisalign aligner. It comes in a set of four clear retainers, with instructions on when to wear it, and for how long it should be worn. It is usually meant to be worn at nights or for a few hours during the day.
Vivera is perfect for both customers and non-customers of Invisalign. They can be custom made, by using your last Invisalign clear aligner (for customers) or from the dental impression. The latter is mostly for non-customers.
Duration of Vivera retainers
Vivera retainers will last long as long as you make efforts to care for them. With adequate care and maintenance, vivera retainers can last up to 3 years. This is primarily because it is made with a tougher material than aligners. With thanks to the thermoplastic material, vivera retainers are about 30% stronger than the other leading retainers. Because of this strength, they can last longer than other retainers and do a perfect job of protecting your aligned teeth.
Interestingly, it has been discovered that other clear plastic retainers do not last long. They start to crack or deform, just after a few months, most times in less than four months. Vivera retainers can last up to 3 years or possibly more between all four sets of the retainers with adequate care.
Caring for your vivera retainers
Cleaning your retainer is very important, as you would be wearing them for as long as required. One thing you should avoid is brushing them like you would brush your teeth. This is because toothbrush and toothpaste may be too harsh for it.
You must clean your retainers as often as possible, possibly daily. You should wash it with water and soap. The water should be lukewarm and not hot or cold. You should also scrub the retainer with your fingers to remove saliva and bacteria from it. Using a denture cleaner would come in handy for your Vivera retainer.