As a patient, you want to maintain a beautiful and healthy smile. Braces are a popular choice for straightening teeth, but they're only the beginning of your dental journey. To achieve healthy and beautiful teeth for years to come, retainers play a critical role. Regardless of age, Vivera retainers offer an excellent option to maintain the alignment of your teeth.

What are Vivera retainers?

Vivera retainers are custom-fit orthodontic appliances designed to preserve the results of any orthodontic treatment, regardless of the patient's age. After braces are removed, retainers play a crucial role in maintaining teeth alignment by holding them in their new, corrected position. This is crucial because teeth have a natural tendency to shift back to their original position without the support of braces or retainers. By using dental retainers, patients can keep their teeth straight and beautiful.

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What are the benefits of Vivera retainers?

There are many benefits to using Vivera retainers, some of these benefits include the following:

• Comfort:

Made from a soft, flexible material, Vivera retainers are comfortable to wear and they won't cause any discomfort or irritation.

• Custom Fit:

Vivera retainers are custom-fit for your teeth, so they provide a perfect fit that ensures that the teeth are held in the correct position.

• Durability:

Retainers are made from a strong, durable material that can withstand the wear and tear of everyday use.

• Convenience:

Maintaining your Vivera retainers is very easy, and they can be removed quickly and effortlessly for cleaning or eating.

How do retainers work?

Vivera retainers are made from a soft, flexible material that is comfortable for you to wear. They are custom-fit for your teeth, so they hold your teeth in the correct position without causing discomfort. You will need to wear the retainers as directed by our orthodontist, typically for several hours a day and overnight while they sleep. Over time, the pressure of the retainer helps to solidify the new, corrected position of your teeth.

The do’s and don’ts for retainers

Retainers are an essential part of maintaining a straight and healthy smile. To make sure you get the most out of your retainers, it's important to follow a few simple guidelines. Here are some dos and don'ts to keep in mind:

The do's:

• Wear your retainer as directed:

It's important to follow the instructions of your orthodontist and wear the retainer as often as they recommend. This will help ensure that the teeth stay in the desired position and maintain the results of your treatment.

• Keep your retainer clean:

It's important to keep your retainer clean to prevent bacteria buildup and maintain oral health. Brush your retainer regularly with a soft-bristled toothbrush and dental cleaning solution.

• Store your retainer properly:

When not in use, store your retainer in its protective case to prevent it from warping or breaking.

Bring your retainer to appointments: When you visit our orthodontist, be sure to bring your retainer with you so that we can make any necessary adjustments.

The don'ts:

• Don't eat or drink with your retainer in:

Food particles can get stuck in the retainer and cause bacteria buildup. Always remove your retainer before eating or drinking and brush your teeth before putting it back in.

• Don't play with your retainer:

It's important to handle the retainer carefully and avoid bending or twisting it. Doing so can cause the retainer to warp or break.

• Don't lose your retainer:

Retainers are custom-made and designed specifically for your teeth, so it's important to keep track of them and prevent it from getting lost or damaged.

• Don't forget to wear your retainer:

Regular use of the retainer is essential for maintaining the desired results. By following these do's and don'ts, you can ensure that your retainer is effective and long-lasting, helping to maintain a straight, healthy smile for years to come.

Am I a candidate for retainers?

If you have recently completed orthodontic treatment with braces, you are likely to be a candidate for retainers. Our orthodontist will be able to determine if retainers are the right choice for them and will provide specific instructions on how and when to wear them.

We offer Vivera retainers in Lufkin, TX

At Lufkin Kids Dentistry, every patient deserves a healthy, beautiful smile, and we're committed to helping you and your children achieve just that with Vivera retainers. If you're looking for a reliable and effective solution for maintaining your orthodontic results, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our experienced orthodontist and dental team will work with you to find the best solution for your smile so that you can enjoy a lifetime of healthy, beautiful teeth!



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