You've just completed your Invisalign® treatment 一 yay! 一 and your smile is better than ever. Those discreet clear aligners have done wonders, and now it's time to ensure your results stay picture-perfect. The unsung hero in your orthodontic journey is the Invisalign Vivera® retainer.
As a certified Invisalign provider, Mehrnoosh Darj, DDS, knows firsthand that retainers are paramount for maintaining your Invisalign results. Here, the team at Dr. Darj Dental in El Paso, Texas, covers the proper ways to use and care for your retainer.
The power of Invisalign retainers
Vivera retainers are your secret weapon against post-treatment teeth shifting. Here's why proper retainer use is so crucial:
A retainer preserves your new smile indefinitely
Invisalign has carefully aligned your teeth, but they can slowly shift back to their previous positions without proper guidance. Tooth movement can vary from not-so-noticeable to more pronounced.
As long as you wear them, Invisalign retainers hold your teeth in their new, corrected positions to retain your smile for life, and they’re quite good at this job. That’s because the Vivera retainer material is 30% stronger than other types of clear retainer materials.
Retainers are comfortable and discreet
Just like your Invisalign clear aligners, your custom-fit Invisalign retainer is comfortable to wear and virtually invisible. You can expect to wear your retainer all night, so comfort while you sleep is a major win.
Customized for you
Your Invisalign retainer is custom-made to fit your teeth perfectly, just like your teeth straightening trays. This tailored fit enhances the retainer’s effectiveness and comfort.
Using Invisalign retainers effectively
Here are some essential tips for making the most of your Invisalign retainers:
Dr. Darj provides specific instructions on when and how long to wear your Invisalign retainer. It's crucial to follow these guidelines diligently.
Initially, you may need to wear your retainer most of the time. As your teeth stabilize, you transition to nighttime wear; some people may only require nighttime wear three times per week. Regardless of what your retainer plan is, always adhere to it to maintain your Invisalign results.