Downtown Vancouver orthodontics: Vivera retainers help preserve your smile after orthodontic treatment
Investing in orthodontic treatment is as much about investing in your oral health as it is about gaining an attractive, confidence-boosting smile. For this reason, it’s important to protect and maintain your smile after your treatment with traditional braces or Invisalign aligners is over. You can do this by wearing retainers. Here’s how they work.
Teeth have a tendency to shift over time and are subject to the effects of aging and gravity, just like the rest of your body. To maintain the results of treatment, a retainer should be used. The retainer can be a thin metal strip glued behind the teeth, or a clear, plastic tray that fits over your teeth and holds them in the correct position. Vivera retainers are made in the same way as the aligners, so they are just as invisible, easy to care for and comfortable to wear.
Your orthodontist will advise you on how often you should wear your retainer, although typically removable retainers are only worn at night before you go to sleep and removed in the morning. This makes them an easy part of your daily routine with minimal impact on your lifestyle, while providing assurance that your smile won’t change.
Invisalign retainers are comfortable, clear and effective
After your treatment is completed, your orthodontist will take a dental impression or iTeroscan of your teeth. This will be used to create a retainer that is completely customised to your teeth, ensuring a comfortable fit. Vivera retainers are made from durable material so they’ll last a long time. With a sturdy retainer, you won’t need to revisit your orthodontist until it needs to be replaced, so you can easily enjoy a lifetime of straight teeth.
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