Your Practice for Custom Orthodontic Retainers in Hudson Valley, NY

Keep your amazing new smile for years to come

Congratulations on your beautiful new smile! At Sunshine Smiles, we’re thrilled to help you achieve a straighter, healthier grin with braces or clear aligners – but your transformative journey doesn’t stop there. Wearing retainers, known as the “retention phase” of treatment, is an essential next step to ensure you lock in your fantastic results.

Think of wearing retainers as an insurance policy that secures your orthodontic investment. Retainers prevent your teeth from shifting back to their original positions after you’ve worked so hard to complete your active treatment.

We ensure our Kingston and Rhinebeck, NY, patients can smile confidently for years to come. We’ll guide you through everything you need to know about your crucial yet simple retention phase. Let’s explore what retainers are all about!

woman holding clear retainer

How Retainers
Keep Your Smile Straight

Retainers are custom-made orthodontic devices that fit snugly over your teeth (or behind your teeth for permanent retainers) to maintain your smile’s new, aligned position.

Retainers are needed because your teeth aren’t quite settled into their new positions after braces or aligners. The surrounding bone, gums, and muscles need time to adjust and stabilize. Daily activities like chewing can exert pressure on your teeth, causing them to shift. Retainers counteract this movement, keeping your teeth beautifully aligned.

Consistent wear is key to your retainers’ effectiveness! We recommend you wear them for 20-22 hours daily for the first three months after you complete braces or clear aligner treatment. After that, and depending on your orthodontic case, you will be able to switch to wearing them only at night.

Don’t waste all that time and money you’ve spent! By wearing your retainers as directed by Dr. Mansour, you’re investing in the longevity of your gorgeous smile and preventing the need to repeat orthodontic treatment.

Types of Retainers Available
At Sunshine Smiles

At Sunshine Smiles, we understand that every smile is unique, so we offer various retainer options to fit your personal needs and preferences. Whether you’re looking for a clear, removable retainer or a more permanent solution, we have you covered.

Let’s explore the different types of retainers we offer to keep your smile bright and confident!

Vivera Retainers:
The Strong, Clear Choice
for Lasting Results

Vivera retainers are clear retainers made with the same advanced SmartTrack material as Invisalign aligners. They offer superior strength and durability compared to other traditional retainers. This translates to a lower risk of cracks, breaks, or shape loss over time, ensuring your teeth stay perfectly aligned. Here’s what sets Vivera apart:

  • Enhanced Durability: Vivera’s stronger material makes it twice as durable as other retainers, providing long-lasting confidence in your smile.
  • Multiple Retainers: Vivera comes with multiple replacements, offering peace of mind and a backup plan.
  • Teeth Grinding Protection: Because of their durability, they are great for individuals who tend to grind their teeth while sleeping.

Sunshine Smiles In-House Clear Retainers: Convenience Meets Comfort

At Sunshine Smiles, we’re proud to offer convenient in-house clear retainers (crafted in our state-of-the-art lab) included in your personalized treatment plan. These retainers closely resemble clear aligners that straighten your teeth but with a slightly less flexible and equally durable material to effectively secure your new smile. With our comfortable, near-invisible in-house retainers, enjoy the benefits of:

  • In-House Expertise: Our experienced technicians create your retainers on-site, ensuring a perfect fit and fast turnaround time.
  • Clear Confidence: Maintain your beautiful smile with virtually invisible retainers.
  • Comfort Plus: The smooth, comfortable material is gentle on your gums and cheeks and ensures comfortable wear throughout the night.
  • Convenient Care: Our retainers are removable for eating, drinking, and brushing, making oral hygiene a breeze.

Permanent Retainers: Lasting Protection
for Your Smile

Permanent retainers, also known as bonded lingual retainers, offer a long-term solution for maintaining your straightened smile. A thin wire is bonded to the back of your lower front teeth, providing discrete and continuous reinforcement. Permanent retainers may not be suitable for all patients. During your consultation, we’ll discuss your needs and recommend the best option! Here are some benefits of permanent retainers:

  • Long-lasting Protection: Enjoy peace of mind knowing your beautiful smile is continuously protected against unwanted shifting.
  • Discreet Design: The wire is bonded behind your teeth, making it invisible for a natural-looking smile.
  • Convenience: No need to worry about losing or misplacing
your retainer.

Protect Your Smile With Retainers
From Sunshine Smiles!

Your beautiful smile is an investment, and we’re committed to helping you maintain it for years to come. Dr. Mansour and our team of orthodontic pros offer a variety of options for retainers in Kingston and Rhinebeck, NY, including clear, removable retainers made in our in-house lab or Vivera retainers, and permanent retainers for long-lasting protection.

At Sunshine Smiles, our commitment is to you and your needs. We understand that every smile is unique, which is why we listen and work closely with you to find the perfect retainer solution that fits your lifestyle. Our team is full of passionate professionals who will go the extra mile to provide you with exceptional care and ensure you feel confident throughout your orthodontic journey.

Contact Sunshine Smiles today to schedule a complimentary consultation and learn more about how we can keep your smile bright and beautiful!