Essix Retainers in Port Huron, MI

There are many retainer appliances to choose from at Orthodontic Associates of Port Huron. Whenever a patient visits our office, they can count on our orthodontist to help them choose a retainer that meets their needs. Discuss options with Dr. George M. Ash and go over what you need in your appliance. Depending on the patient, our orthodontist may recommend an Essix retainer.

Essix retainers are removable appliances that are made of a clear plastic. This means that they are barely noticeable when the patient is wearing them. This is a great option for patients who want a discreet retainer. The plastic can be formed to fit over the teeth and be comfortable for patients. The plastic is also easy for patients to clean. Brush the plastic after meals or before bed with a toothbrush and lukewarm water. (Hot water can warp the plastic.) Our orthodontist may also recommend cleaning your retainer every two or three months. Always store your Essix retainer in a case when not being worn in order to prevent breaking. If the appliance breaks at any time, contact our office at 810-985-9567.

Reach out to our office for an Essix retainer in Port Huron, Michigan. Our practice can start you on your retainer and go over how to take care of your appliance.


  • Monday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*
  • Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.*
  • *For additional information on Tuesday and Saturday hours, contact us today.

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