Hawleys Retainer

Your orthodontic journey will be incomplete if you miss wearing retainers, as they helps to ensure that your new smile is maintained. A Hawley’s retainer is a removable device consisting of an acrylic plate and wires. Wires are extended across the teeth structure while acrylic plate rests on the roof of the mouth.

Even though a number of retainers are available in orthodontics, Hawley’s retainer is the one which is recommended by almost all the dentists as they have proven its quality and durability.

Why should we use retainers after braces treatment ?

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In the absence of retainers there is high chance for the newly positioned teeth to revert back to its old position in time. This is reason why retainers are placed after braces treatment to ensure stability in future.

Pros of retainer therapy

Maintain stability and prevent movement of teeth.
Can be removed by will.
Risk of failure or relapse reduces.
Can be easily repaired if broken

How to clean hawleys ?

They can be easily cleaned with a regular tooth brush by brushing in a circular motion to remove food debris.

Alternatives of Hawleys Retainer

Clear Retainers

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They are clear plastic pair of retainers which functions same as that of Hawley’s retainers. Also, these are durable, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing as they possess transparent cover.

Fixed Lingual Retainer

These are permanently placed over the back side of the teeth. It consists of a metal wire that are cemented on the inside surface of teeth. Also, this can only by removed by dentist and cannot benremoved by will of the patient.

Procedure of Fabrication

After the removal of braces, impressions are taken by the dentist to fabricate the device. Impressions are poured in greenstone or plaster to get replica of the mouth to fabricate wire and acrylic tray. Wire (stainless steel wire) is adapted over all 6 anterior teeth with a U loop in its end, also a clasp is placed on the molar tooth to ensure stability.

All these are further placed together and cured in acrylic.

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