Clear ortho retainers are an effective solution for retaining aligned anterior teeth.
Clear ortho retainers and bonded lingual retainers offer an effective, long-term solution for retaining aligned anterior teeth after treatment. Their transparent plastic construction makes these retainers less noticeable than traditional wire retainers, and they can be processed to include denture teeth if necessary. Unlike the Hawley retainer, clear ortho retainers typically cover the entire arch — therefore, a full-arch impression is required in order to execute manufacturing.
Hawley retainers are highly durable and easily removable stabilizing devices.
Hawley retainers are among the oldest and most common stabilizing devices currently used in dentistry and orthodontia. Highly durable and easily removable for oral care or eating, Hawley retainers are comprised of three distinct parts: the acrylic base, a clasp that connects the labial bow to the acrylic base, and the labial bow itself.
Customization of the acrylic base is available, and digital file storage can streamline the reordering process in the event that a Hawley retainer is lost or broken.