What retainer do you get after Invisalign?
Retainers are an important part of the Invisalign process that prevents your teeth from drifting out of alignment. There are multiple forms of retainers, but the Invisalign Vivera™ retainer is traditionally used after Invisalign treatment.
Can I get a traditional retainer after Invisalign?
You’ll never lose it! A bonded retainer after Invisalign is pretty common, especially on the bottom teeth if you had lower crowding before starting your treatment. A bonded retainer is also helpful when a patient presents with a space between their top front teeth.
Can I get a Hawley retainer after Invisalign?
The Hawley retainer must be worn nightly for life, so your healthy smile is maintained for as long as possible. It can be used after treatment with braces or clear aligners like Invisalign.
How much is a permanent retainer after Invisalign?
A permanent, or bonded, retainer may cost from $150 to $500 to put in place or replace if lost or broken. The cost of the initial placement may be included in the overall cost of your braces.
Can I wear my last Invisalign tray as a retainer?
Some have suggested that Invisalign patients can simply wear their last aligner tray as a retainer. Your ORTHODONTIST advises against this for a couple of reasons. Some patients may only need to wear theirs 12 hours a day to maintain their beautiful smile, while others will need to wear their retainer around the clock.
Can I stop wearing my retainer after 2 years?
Retainers keep your smile in place when active treatment is complete and adults need to wear their retainers for life, but adolescents may be able to stop wearing them after about 10 years.
Do I need a removable retainer if I have a permanent retainer?
Even if you have a fixed retainer you still need a removable retainer as if you had an orthodontic treatment which improved your arch shape and moved your premolars outwards then these have to be held by a removable retainer too. No fixed retainer will maintain them.
Do you need a metal retainer after Invisalign?
Do I Need a Retainer After Invisalign Treatment? Yes, you’ll need to wear a retainer after Invisalign treatment. Even though Invisalign moves teeth differently from traditional metal braces, the result is still the same. You’ll need to wear retainers after any kind of teeth straightening.
Are retainers stronger than Invisalign?
Retainers are thicker than your clear aligner trays, so they won’t hold with the same strength and can also wear out faster if you clench your jaw or grind your teeth at night.
How long do plastic retainers last?
The lifespan of each depends on how well you take care of your mouth and the retainer. Both types of retainers can potentially last for years if you routinely clean and avoid damaging them. On average, removable retainers tend to last for about 5-10 years, while permanent retainers can potentially last for decades.
Is Invisalign thinner than retainers?
Invisalign aligners, just like retainers, are custom-made to fit your teeth. Invisalign aligners are made from a unique medical grade thermoplastic material (developed by NASA!), making them thinner and more flexible than most removable retainers.
Can I get Invisalign instead of a retainer?
Invisalign Aligners Might be Helpful as Overnight Retainers The most common use for the last Invisalign tray in a course is as an overnight retainer to be worn while you are sleeping.
What type of retainers should I use after Invisalign?
There are multiple forms of retainers, but the Invisalign Vivera™ retainer is traditionally used after Invisalign treatment. These clear retainers are made of the same premium-grade SmartTrack™ material as the aligners themselves, so you’ll get the same comfort, convenience, and effectiveness from the retention stage as the treatment stage.
How long should I change retainers after Invisalign?
Think of Invisalign retainers like you would a pair of eyeglasses… …some might only replace them once a decade while others will need a yearly replacement. It really depends on the person and how much the retainers are used. You may have the option of pre-purchasing several sets of Invisalign retainers when you finish your treatment.
Why you should wear your retainer after Invisalign?
Why Vivera™ Invisalign Retainers Are Used Post-Treatment: Protect the gains made by your Invisalign treatment Keep your teeth from shifting back Ensure your bite stays healthy and properly aligned Prevent gaps from appearing between your teeth
Will I need a permanent retainer after Invisalign?
So after Invisalign you will likely need retainers of some type . A bonded permanent retainer that is fixed in place on the inside of the front teeth. A fixed retainer is a small comfortable wire attached to the inside of the front teeth. Typically it attaches to the front two, four or six teeth.