Invisalign® braces are the best alternative to conventional braces, but some patients don’t like how their teeth look with the braces on. In these cases, Vivera retainer are an excellent option for dental hygiene and aesthetics. Here’s what you need to know about these new retainers from the Invisalign team!
The Idea Behind Vivera
What if there was a brand-new technology that would give patients a faster and more affordable option to straighten their teeth that still looked and felt natural? The team at Align Technology started work on just such a product. Months of research and development followed, along with years of clinical testing, before they finally arrived at an alternative to traditional Invisalign braces—and gave it a name as fitting as its benefits: vivera retainer. Better and faster than before. With vivera retainer, you can expect your new smile in half the time it takes to get your teeth straightened with Invisalign.
That’s because you won’t have to visit your dentist every two weeks; instead, you’ll go in once every six weeks for adjustments. And because each aligner is customized based on your unique mouth shape and bite patterns, you can be sure that no one will know you’re wearing them! Plus, since they are made from thermoplastic material rather than metal wires or brackets like those used in other brands of clear aligners, they’re not only safe but also comfortable enough to wear while eating or drinking cold beverages.
The Final Product
The success of Vivera represents a major shift in how we think about braces. Today, people are still coming to terms with Vivera as a final solution; they see it as something they’ll have to wear forever, or at least until their adult teeth start poking through. If you think about it that way, you can start to see how different treatments work differently. Adult tooth alignment works better than ever before because we know that adult teeth will always change position over time. That’s why there isn’t an adult tooth chart—as soon as your adult teeth come in, you may need a new set of aligners. This is just one way Invisalign advances your practice beyond conventional orthodontics.
When It Comes To Your Health, Only You Know What’s Best
Here are five things you should know about orthodontic health: 1. When is it too late to start straightening my teeth? There’s no age limit on getting a smile makeover. People in their teens, 20s, 30s and even 50s have gotten straighter teeth. All you need is enough natural tooth structure to anchor your new smile and some good hygiene habits, which we’ll address shortly. 2. Do I really need another retainers after my braces come off? As your dentist explained, you’ll wear a vivera retainer for two or three years after your braces come off to help maintain your straightened teeth as bone recedes.
Before You Jump On A Bandwagon…
You may know about all of those celebrities that have gotten their teeth fixed with invisible braces. There are dozens of smiles that you may recognize from film, television and music videos. But is it really worth seeing what a celebrity has to say about Invisalign or invisalign treatment in general? Consider an adult tooth chart to see if these dental services will work for you as well as your financial situation allows. And before you make any sort of decision.
So How Much Will It Cost Me?
Adult Dental Chart If you’re an adult considering Invisalign, it’s fair to wonder how much all of that is going to cost. Dental vivera retainer aren’t cheap (the dentist will likely suggest you go with a custom-made one), and after all, there are other expenses involved in getting braces as an adult. To help you figure out what your final cost might be, we put together a chart detailing typical adult treatment costs.* *Please note that every patient’s treatment plan is different and these prices may not reflect what you would pay in your area.
Be Realistic About Your Treatment Goals
Using your Adult Tooth Chart as a guide. It’s important to be realistic about how much movement you need to make and how long it will take. As in many things, short-term thinking tends to lead to disappointment with Invisalign. For example, if your teeth are crowded but not too crooked. You might get by with minimal treatment – or no treatment at all! Realizing that you won’t see amazing results overnight is essential when going through an aligner treatment plan; don’t set unrealistic expectations or commit to something that isn’t right for you. You can have perfect teeth without a budget-busting treatment plan. Use your adult tooth chart and consult with your dentist today!