In-house or Vivera Retainer After Invisalign?

Hello everyone, I just finished wearing my invisalign aligners. I was wondering is it better to wear in-house doctor made retainer or to order Vivera from invisalign? Is the cost of $450 for one pair of in-house made retainer ok price? Thank you for all your help.

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Your Dr will be the best judge for your case. Each way has its pros and cons. Compliance is the most important thing so your Dr will value your input. Cost at this point is not the main concern 100 dollars is not smart to no do what your Dr suggested. Talk to your Dr and ask all your question and concerns. Good luck and congrats on your new smile take care of it

Chesterfield Orthodontist

In-house or Vivera Retainer After Invisalign?

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Congratulation on finishing up your braces, that's a huge accomplisment. In our office we include a set of Invisalign retainers with every case. We do go over the Vivera retainers program wit our patients because some like to have an extra case with them, and as you know with vivera retainers you get four sets shipped to your home for a year. Most of our patients like to purchase the Vivera retainers at $320, they get more than a year of usage because they are stronger. But , as long as you are committed to wear your retainers every night, any retainer will work fine.

Pamela Marzban, DDS
Fairfax Dentist

In house or vivera retainers

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I do not think it matters which retainer you wear as long as you are committed to wearing them..  If you do not wear them you may relapse.  In my office we make 4 sets of retainers for the patient or they can upgrade to the vivera program.

Leonard Tau, DMD
Philadelphia Dentist
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In-house vs Vivera Retainers After Invisalign

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I prefer the Vivera retainers, because you get a new set shipped dictly to you every few months. That way they are always nice and tight. I always include the first set of retainers in my original fee. I feel that the dentist that did the Invisalign treatment should not be making a large profit on the retainers.

Jay Neuhaus, DDS
New York Dentist

Best Retainer After Invisalign?

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There are a lot of factors that go into the decision for which retainer is best following any orthodontic treatment. It really doesn't matter how your teeth were aligned. Invisalign is just a tool used by your orthodontist to get the job done. Factors that affect which retainer will be best for you include your original malocclusion, the shape and size of your teeth, ability to clean the teeth, and compliance level. You should discuss these issues with the orthodontist that provided your treatment as he knows your case better than anyone. In my practice I select the final retainers based upon the original problem as it will tend to return in time if not maintained appropriately. Good luck!

Greg Jorgensen, DMD, MS
Albuquerque Orthodontist

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