Vivera retainers are the device that Invisalign offers after you have finished your teeth aligning using the Invisalign teeth straightening process. The Vivera retainer keeps your teeth in their new place and prevents them from moving back to there previous locations. Vivera retainers can sometimes be known as Exceed 40 or EX40, as this is more of the Invisalgns internal designation of the Vivera brand. Unfortunately, unlike the Essix retainers offered by SportingSmiles, Vivera retainers require a visit to the dentist or orthodontist.
Why Do You Need a Retainer?
Teeth have electric memory and will move if a retainer isn’t worn after teeth aligning or orthodontic braces. You want to make sure you wear your retainer every night to prevent teeth shifting. Dental studies show that if you don’t wear the retainer your teeth can revert back to their original position before treatment.
Vivera Retainers Require a Dental Visit
Vivera retainers are only available through a dentist or orthodontist. Because of this, you can’t order Vivera retainers directly online. Vivera Invisalign retainers are only available through the standard channels. Because of this, it’s best to go to Invisalign’s website and find a provider in your area.
Essix Plus Retainers Require No Visit to the Dentist
Vivera is the brand name that Invisalign uses for its private retainers. However, there are many other manufacturers of retainer material. Zendura, Pro-Form, Invisacryl, and Essix are just a few of the other companies that manufacture clear thermoform for dental retainers.
Essix is one of the largest retainer material manufacture and the company that invented clear dental retainers. Essix now offers there Essix Plus material that is more durable, getting a longer life span.
You can’t purchase the Vivera retainers without going though a dentist or orthodontics that is a provider of Invisalign. But you can purchase the Essix Plus directly online. Purchasing directly online saves the cost of going to the dentist or orthodontist.
With this in mind, if you have any questions on how to get a replacement set of retainers please contact SportingSmiles at [email protected] or 262-290-2396