retainer pain

Understanding Pain and Discomfort with Retainers (And How to Alleviate It)

Picture this: you’ve finally bid farewell to your braces, but your journey towards that dreamy smile hasn’t ended just yet. Enter the retainer – your new companion designed to ensure your teeth remain in their new, improved positions while your gums adjust. Though tailor-made to your mouth, retainers might initially feel a bit awkward and discomforting.

Experiencing a bit of discomfort during the first few days, or even a week, of wearing your retainer is completely normal. There are simple ways to ease this temporary pain. However, if the discomfort lingers beyond a week, it’s time to give your orthodontist a ring.

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Vivera Retainers - What are they?

How Much Are Viviera Retainers? What Are They?

In addition to the orthodontist’s location, treatment length, and the specific treatment plan, the price of Viviera retainers can vary. Location may also affect the price. An average set of upper and lower Viviera retainers can cost several hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. Insurance usually does not cover orthodontic treatment, including retainers. However, you can find out if retainers are covered by your insurance plan. To find out how much Viviera retainers will cost in your particular case, you should speak to an orthodontist.

It is the durability of Invisalign Viviera retainers that makes them more expensive than other clear retainers. A set of four retainers can cost from $400 to more than $1,000.

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Hawley Retainer - Full Guide (2022)

Hawley Retainer Cost – Full Guide (2023)

There is a wide range of cost for retainers based on the type and the individual case. Removable retainers, for example, cost $100 to $300, while fixed retainers cost $500 to $1,000. It is also possible for some orthodontic practices to offer packages that include retainers as part of the overall treatment plan.

Patients should not be deterred from receiving necessary treatment because of the cost of retainers. A portion of the cost may be covered by dental insurance or orthodontic practices may offer financing.

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How to Fix Cracked Retainers At Home

How to Fix Cracked Retainers (At Home)

In order to prevent further damage to your teeth, it’s important to address a cracked retainer as soon as possible. When your retainer cracks, it can cause your teeth to shift back to their original position. Retainers are custom-made orthodontic appliances that help maintain your teeth’s alignment after braces. In this article, we’ll explore some steps you can take to fix a cracked retainer and keep your teeth straight.

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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