Vivera Retainers in Victoria
Maintain Smile Improvements
After orthodontic treatment, our young patients and their parents will surely want to keep the beautiful, healthy improvements they’ve achieved. That’s where Vivera® retainers come in here at Victoria Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics. These custom-made appliances are designed by our talented orthodontists so that they can fit comfortably and securely over the patient’s teeth. The consistent use of these retainers can help your loved one maintain their straighter smile for life! If you have any questions about this service, please don’t hesitate to contact our Victoria, TX office.
What is a Retainer?
Retainers are meant to be worn after orthodontic treatment so that they can help shifted teeth hold their new position. As our special patients age into adulthood, their teeth are likely to keep moving. The consistent use of a retainer will help their overall smile stay optimally healthy, functional, and attractive.
We offer three major types of retainers:
- Hawley retainers are made of clasps and wires that are embedded in a plastic body. This body is designed to cover either the roof of the mouth or the lower arch of the mouth. The clasps will fit over certain teeth as anchors, holding the retain firmly in place; the wires lay across the front surfaces, maintaining proper alignment.
- Clear retainers are crafted from sheer plastic and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. These retainers tend to be more discreet than the Hawley model, but they might not retain the same level of durability.
- Fixed retainers (also regularly called permanent or bonded retainers) are attached to the backside of front teeth in a permanent fashion. This retainer can also be removed once more by our orthodontists, but they are most effective at keeping teeth in place over time.