Clear retainers may be worn instead of standard Hawley retainers for patients desiring a more invisible retainer option, or for patients who tend to clench or grind at night – as they can protect your enamel from further wear.
While clear retainers are generally more aesthetic – they often need to be replaced after anywhere from about one to up to seven or eight years – depending on any habits you may have, and your diligence in maintaining proper care of your retainers.
Importance of retainers
Studies show that without retainers straight teeth can gradually shift back towards their initial position. This is a common occurrence with all orthodontic treatment, but is one that can easily be overcome. Wearing Vivera® retainers after traditional braces or Invisalign® treatment means you are keeping your teeth in their new position and protecting your smile and investment.
Why choose Vivera® retainers?
Vivera® retainers are custom made for you with the same state-of-the-art technology used to make Invisalign aligners. Because the retainers are custom made from an impression or scan of your teeth, you will benefit from a precise fit and therefore more comfortable fit. Vivera®’s proprietary material is 30% stronger*, which helps maintain your teeth in the desired position. It also reduces the risk of the retainer cracking or breaking, which means a more durable retainer that you can count on.