How to Fix Cracked Retainers At Home

How to Fix Cracked Retainers (At Home)

How to fix a cracked retainer? 

Step 1. Determine if the retainer has been damaged

Step 2. Use a nail file to file edges

Step 3. Surface of dental plastic should be cleaned

Step 4. Adhere the edges with DENTAL glue

Step 5. After the Retainer has dried, scrape off any excess glue and wash it

Step 7. Test the usability of the retainer

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Vivera Retainers - What are they?

Vivera Retainers – What Are They?

With Vivera retainers, patients can protect their Invisalign results. While they look and feel like Invisalign aligners, they are not designed to move teeth, but to keep them in place instead. Because they are designed for long-term use, they are thicker than Invisalign aligners: one set of aligners can last for several years if properly cared for.

In the event that your Vivera retainers break, stretch, or become lost, you can trade them out for a new set of back-ups. Compared to other clear retainers, they’re up to 30% more durable.

Rather than a Vivera retainer, a different type may be used in some cases. Permanent retainers, for instance, are preferred by some patients due to their “get it and forget it” attributes. Many patients, including those with traditional braces, prefer the Vivera retainer. Find out which retainer is right for you by consulting your orthodontist.

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Hawley Retainer - Full Guide (2022)

Hawley Retainer – Full Guide (2022)

A Hawley retainer is one form of orthodontic retainer, which uses a combination of a hard plastic or acrylic plate connected by a thin metal wire. The retainer is molded to your mouth to fit comfortably on the roof of your mouth, with the wire settled against the front of your top teeth.

The retainer protects the results of your orthodontic care, and prevents your teeth from sliding back into their previous positions. 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. 

Hawley retainers are the original retention device, but new designs are emerged in the last few decades, including removable clear plastic retainers such as Essix and Vivera retainers. While clear retainers are becoming more popular, the Hawley retainer continues to be one of the most common and effective retention devices used by orthodontists and preferred by patients.

90% of orthodontists prefer Hawley retainers for use with a maxillary dental arch, according to a recent study from the National Institutes of Health.

Once used correctly, a Hawley retainer protects your smile effectively as well as being very simple to use and comfortable to wear. Read more here!

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