Treatment & Care
The standard Upper Hawley design is constructed with .030 canine to canine “Hawley” labial bow with. 028 ball clasp on the first molars. Four-week appointment intervals are recommended. At each appointment, appliance fit should be evaluated, and orthodontic correction monitored. Interproximal reduction, as well as appliance adjustment,may be necessary.
Patients should wear 22 hours a day and clean daily with toothpaste to prevent the buildup of plaque and odor. Avoid Efferdent and other effervescent solutions, as it may erode components on the appliance.
Optional Clasping for Spring Retainers:
- “C” ‘s
- Adams Clasps
- Arrow Clasps
- Mushrooms springs
- Wire: American Orthodontics Chromium Cobalt
- Acrylic: JBC Monomer and Polymer