Hawley retainer


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Haw·ley re·tain·er

(haw'lē),
a removable wire and acrylic palatal appliance used to retain or stabilize the teeth in their new position following orthodontic tooth movement; with modifications it can be used to move teeth as an active orthodontic appliance.
Synonym(s): Hawley appliance

Haw·ley re·tain·er

(hawlē rĕ-tānĕr)
Removable wire and acrylic palatal appliance used to retain or stabilize the teeth in their new position following orthodontic tooth movement. Also called Hawley appliance.

Hawley,

C.A., 20th century U.S. orthodontist.
Hawley appliance - Synonym(s): Hawley retainer
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Hawley retainer - a removable wire and acrylic palatal appliance used to stabilize teeth following orthodontic tooth movement. Synonym(s): Hawley appliance

Haw·ley re·tain·er

(hawlē rĕ-tānĕr)
Removable wire and acrylic palatal appliance used to hold or stabilize teeth in their new position following orthodontic tooth movement; with modifications can be used to move teeth as an active orthodontic appliance.
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The aim of this study was to compare the clinical effectiveness of the Essix and Hawley retainers that are frequently used in orthodontic practice (5, 16, 17).
Although there is insufficient evidence to determine which retainer is more effective in studies comparing Essix and Hawley retainers (5, 6), the overjet, overbite, maxillary and mandibular intercanine widths, intermolar widths, arch lengths, and irregularity indexes were evaluated with regard to clinical effectiveness.
(16) compared the clinical effectiveness of Essix and Hawley retainers after the extraction or non-extraction fixed orthodontic treatment for 6 months.
(17) compared the clinical effectiveness of Essix and Hawley retainers for a 1-year retention period and after a 2-year follow-up period in 42 patients who had non-extraction fixed orthodontic treatment.
* The differences between the Essix and Hawley retainers in the overjet, overbite, maxillary and mandibular intercanine widths, intermolar widths, and arch lengths were not statistically significant.