Waiting for Hawley Retainer

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Karen118
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Waiting for Hawley Retainer

#1 Post by Karen118 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:58 pm

Hi Everyone:

I'm almost finished Invisalign Express. I will be getting retainers on Monday (November 2nd). My orthodontist is leaning towards permanent bonded retainers for both top and bottom. I had braces years ago but was not diligent in wearing my top retainer (Hawley). That's why I have Invisalign Express now to correct minor shifting.

I would like only a permanent retainer for the bottom and a Hawley retainer for the top. Obviously, I will be extremely diligent in wearing the Hawley this time around. The reason I prefer a top Hawley--easier to floss and I have read that it allows for minor adjustments to be made.

Just wondering--From the time the impressions are done, how long will it take for the Hawley retainer to be ready?

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Re: Waiting for Hawley Retainer

#2 Post by ljms » Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:41 am

I had molds taken at about 10:00 am the day I got my braces off. I picked up my Hawleys at 3:30 in the afternoon.

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Re: Waiting for Hawley Retainer

#3 Post by plugnickel69 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:29 am

It's much safer with permanent retainers top and bottom! Why take a chance after going through this twice?

Karen118
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Re: Waiting for Hawley Retainer

#4 Post by Karen118 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:26 pm

[quote="ljms"]I had molds taken at about 10:00 am the day I got my braces off. I picked up my Hawleys at 3:30 in the afternoon.[/quote]

Thanks for your reply.

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Re: Waiting for Hawley Retainer

#5 Post by Karen118 » Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:27 pm

[quote="plugnickel69"]It's much safer with permanent retainers top and bottom! Why take a chance after going through this twice?[/quote]

I prefer the removable Hawley Retainer for the top because I remember the fixed bonded retainer made flossing so difficult.

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