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Synonyms for retainer

Synonyms for retainer

a fee charged in advance to retain the services of someone

a dental appliance that holds teeth (or a prosthesis) in position after orthodontic treatment

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The vertical control of both retainers is similar for the first upper molar, while the Hawley retainer has better vertical control on the first lower molar.
25-35) In the clinical practice in Colombia and many other countries, the Hawley retainers have been widely used and researched (36-41) and for some years now the implementation of Essix retainers has been significantly increasing.
Comparison of retention characteristics of Essix and Hawley retainers.
An Essix plate was used during the retention phase and a canine-to-canine fixed retainer was placed in the lower arch plus a Hawley retainer with continuous archwire.
The Removable department is responsible for fabricating hard night guards, sleep apnea devices, Hawley retainers, interim RDPs, RDPs, sports guards, tongue thrust appliances, surgical guides, stents, radiographic guides, custom earpieces and dentures.