Also known as wire retainers, Hawley retainers are commonly recommended for patients. When you complete your orthodontic treatment, our orthodontist will then plan your retainer appliance. Each appliance is custom made to fit the patient in order to properly keep the teeth in place.
Hawley retainers are removable appliances made of a biocompatible plastic and wire. The plastic fits against the upper palate or lower gums. This holds the wire clasps in place, which are fitted across the front of the teeth. Dr. George M. Ash will take an impression of your smile to make sure that the plastic fits your smile comfortably. These appliances only need to be worn an hour every 24 hours in order to keep the teeth in place. Though this retainer is very durable, you should be care when putting in or taking out the appliance. Patients can take out the appliance by pulling evenly on both sides. You should also make sure to clean the appliance each day. Do not use hot water to clean the appliance since it can warp the plastic. Be sure to remove the appliance when eating.
Plan your Hawley retainer in Port Huron, Michigan, with us by calling 810-985-9567 today. We can help you maintain your smile after your orthodontic treatment at Orthodontic Associates of Port Huron.