If you’ve ever had a retainer, you surely know how important it is to take care of it. If you keep your retainer in good shape, it will keep doing its job for the rest of your life. After braces or Invisalign have moved your teeth into the perfect position, a retainer helps your teeth maintain that position. Teeth naturally shift over time, and if you’re not careful, you could lose all the benefits of your orthodontic work. After regular use, your retainer may start to get dirty. That’s why it’s important to clean it on a regular basis. Wash it twice a day, once when you wake up and once before you go to bed. It may also help to bathe it in denture cleaner occasionally.

Of course, there are several different types of retainers. The most common type is the Hawley retainer, which is made of metal and acrylic. You may also opt for an Essix retainer, which is made of clear plastic and resembles an Invisalign aligner. Regardless of what kind you have, constant maintenance is essential to good oral hygiene. That way, your orthodontics specialist will see that you’ve been keeping your teeth aligned during your next visit to the office. If you need a good recommendation for any orthodontists, I Song is conveniently located in the corridor near Berkeley and El Cerrito and we are committed to providing you with the best dental care that will leave you and the whole family satisfied.

We offer a wide variety of options that are sure to please every member of your family. Our service options include Invisalign, ultra-low radiation 3D cone beam imaging technology, iTero scanner, metal and clear braces. Our staff is friendly and highly skilled in their respective fields. Our ultimate goal is to make every patient feel welcome and right at home. If you have any questions or concerns, we are more than happy to address them and we can be reached at 510-528-2220 or via our contact form.

We are open Monday through Thursday and Sunday and will do our very best to ensure we give you an appointment that works around your schedule. We are located at 1301 Solano Avenue, Suite 101, in Albany, California. To learn more about us, you can fill out a patient form and bring it to our office today.