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Manufacturing Hawley Retainers on 3D Printed Models

Why you should download

Acrylic Hawley retainers are often preferred by orthodontists for post-treatment retention due to their durability and adjustability. Traditionally fabricated on top of stone models, Hawley retainers can also be constructed with a digital workflow by manufacturing the appliance over a 3D printed model, greatly improving efficiency and reducing turnaround time. This application guide will teach you how to use a digital workflow to create Hawley retainers, from start to finish.

The application guide will cover the complete workflow, including:
  • Scan
  • Design
  • Print
  • Prepare
  • Apply Separator
  • Create the Wire Frame
  • Apply Acrylic
  • Finish

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