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Clear Bow Wrap Around Hawley Retainer


Appliance Purpose / Function:

The primary function of the Hawley Retainer with no clasps is to provide retention of the anterior teeth. Retention is provided by a labial 3 x 3 labial Clear Bow

Appliance Components:

  • Acrylic Arch
  • Clear Bow
  • Wrap around clasps distal to the 7’s

Suggested Materials:

  • Wire: Chromium Cobalt or Stainless-Steel wire


  • Additional Clasping

Appliance Fabrication Standards:

  • Labial bow is formed from 3 x 3
  • The adjustment loops begin just distal to the mid point on the facial of the cuspid
  • The loop ends at the interproximal of the cuspid and the 1st bicuspid
  • The wire continues, closely formed to the gingiva to the distal of the 7’s
  • The lingual wire is formed about 1mm o the tissue of the tissue to provide clearance for acrylic