Does Invisalign Make Retainers?

Milnor Orthodontics is a practice that stands behind the streamlined science of Invisalign. Our team has helped patients rediscover their confidence and uncover a brand new smile using the clear aligners. The process is simple and effective and offers a great alternative to traditional braces. One question many patients ask is, “Does Invisalign make retainers too?” Fortunately the answer is yes!

Why a Retainer Needs to Be Worn and Replaced

It is important to remember that caring for your smile is a life-long journey and one that takes maintenance and proper care post-treatment. states “it can take at least four to six months for the new position of your teeth to become permanent. During that time, your teeth will try to shift back to their original position, which is called relapse. When used as instructed, a retainer prevents this from happening.”

More often than not, orthodontists will incorporate a retainer into your post-care routine. Your retainer will undergo natural wear and tear and will need to be replaced throughout the years to make sure you are following your orthodontist’s protocols. Retainers are also relatively easy to break or misplace, making them an expensive accessory for those who are forgetful or clumsy. Milnor Orthodontics has kept all of this in mind, and in order to deliver the best service possible we have set up an Invisalign retainer subscription program in our office. 

Retainers by Invisalign

Invisalign’s Vivera Retainers are “30% stronger and twice as durable as other leading clear retainer materials,” and they are also custom-fit for the patient’s smile. The retainer subscription program will allow patients to get replacement retainers every six months, year, two years, or however often a new retainer is requested. This service ensures your smile will not suffer because of a broken, worn out, or lost retainer. 

Vivera retainers can maintain smiles that were treated with traditional metal braces or Invisalign clear liners, and they work exactly the same way a Hawley retainer does. The custom-fit technology makes the retainers keep your smile in place without causing discomfort. Many post-treatment protocols call for patients to wear the retainer at night, so being able to sleep comfortably is essential.

Are Invisalign Retainers Right for You?

Patients should make sure they are being diligent about wearing their retainer as directed by their orthodontist. Smiles are not fully stable upon first getting your braces removed or ending Invisalign treatment, so retainers are essential. If you’re still not sure about Vivera, you can take their quiz to see if you might be a good candidate. Not only are Vivera retainers a good option aesthetically, but they are easy to fit within your budget. The inclusion of four sets per order, paired with their durability, make the price point affordable and the investment an easy decision.

Milnor Orthodontics is a practice that revolves around remaining up-to-date in the industry as well as offering the newest developments to our patients. If you’d like to find out more about Vivera as an option for your post-treatment smile, start a virtual assessment or read through some of Vivera’s most frequently asked questions. Our team would be happy to tell you more about the retainer subscription program and why it is a smile-saver for many patients.

At Milnor Orthodontics, our experts are here to help you achieve a priceless smile. Call our office at (970) 230-3187 or visit to learn more. We're located at 1103 S. Shields St. in Fort Collins, Colorado.