Hawley retainer

Hawley retainer
an orthodontic appliance consisting of a removable palatal wire and an acrylic bite plate resting against the palate, used to stabilize teeth after their movement or as a basis for tooth movement by providing anchorage for other attachments. Called also Hawley appliance.

Hawley retainer.

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