Michael A. Harrison, DMD, MS
100 Woodruff Place CircleSimpsonville, SC 29681

(864) 676-9955

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Retainer Instructions

Wear your retainers full time, until the doctor instructs otherwise.

Take your retainers out when eating, and always put retainers in their case! Never wrap them in a napkin or tissue. This is the first step to losing your retainer and having to dig through the garbage to find it!

Clean retainers thoroughly once a day with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Use cool, not hot water. Brushing retainers removes the plaque and eliminates odors. Efferdent or other orthodontic appliance cleaners can be used, but these do not take the place of brushing.

When retainers are not in your mouth they should ALWAYS be in a retainer case. Pets love to chew on them!

Initially, you may find it difficult to speak. Practice speaking, reading, or singing out loud to get used to them faster.

Retainers are breakable, so treat them with care. If retainers are lost or broken call us immediately.

If you have any questions or concerns about your retainers, or your retainers need adjusting, call us. Do not try to adjust them yourself.

Always bring your retainers to your appointments.

Retainer replacement is expensive; with proper care they will last for years!

Remove retainers when swimming.

Keep retainers away from hot water, hot car dashboards, pockets, the washing machine, and napkins.


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Serving the Simpsonville, Five Forks, Greenville, Greer, Mauldin, Taylors, and Fountain Inn, South Carolina areas. Dr. Mike Harrison is your Orthodontic Specialist for children, teens, and adults. We offer comprehensive orthodontic treatment including, Invisalign®, Invisalign Teen, traditional braces, clear ceramic braces, self-ligating braces, growth modification appliances, and laser procedures.
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