Imagine that the big day you have waited on for what seems like forever has finally arrived; you get to have your braces removed. Now, you can look in the mirror and see that same beautiful smile that everyone else sees. After everything you endured from the time you decided to get braces to the day you had them removed, doesn’t it make sense to take some simple steps to ensure that the smile is maintained and the teeth stay as straight as they should be? This is where Vivera® retainers enter the picture. Studies indicate that, without some sort of retention, the teeth have a natural tendency to shift back toward their initial position. If this should happen, most of what you endured with braces would be for naught. Vivera® retainers help to safeguard the improvements that were made to remain permanent.
Vivera® retainers are removable. This means you can keep up your good hygiene habits and nothing will interfere. If you had Invisalign® aligners as opposed to metal braces, the same state-of-the-art technology goes into the development and manufacturing of Vivera® retainers. Even if you did not use Invisalign® and opted for the more traditional braces, you can still benefit from Vivera® retainers. These retainers are made from material that is 30 percent stronger than that of other clear retainers. This benefits you because Vivera® retainers will do better at maintaining their shape. Retainers that begin to warp with use can allow the teeth to drift. This is exactly what you are trying to avoid with the use of a retainer.
When you choose Vivera® retainers, you will receive three sets. This will equip you to change them out every few months and maintain that clear appearance, avoiding the problem with them fading and becoming discolored over time. Regardless of whether you wear your retainers all the time or just at night, you will want one that keeps the teeth straight and can even help to correct minor relapse when necessary.
If you have traditional braces or Invisalign® aligners and are getting close to the time when you can have them removed, you should ask Dr. M. Scott Runnels about the benefits of Vivera® retainers. With offices located in Destin and Panama City Beach, Runnels Orthodontics happily serves clients in Fort Walton Beach, Niceville, Freeport, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Seaside, Rosemary Beach, Panama City Beach, Panama City and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your orthodontic consultation and ask about Vivera® retainers!