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Offline comonsnse

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Hawleys
« on: 08. November 2018, 22:38:23 PM »
I just spent 5 days in Disney in Florida. I noticed 2 adults with invisalign/Essix but didn't see any adults or kids with Hawley retainers the whole time!  Are Hawleys dead in the real world?

Offline MikeB

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Re: Hawleys
« Reply #1 on: 08. November 2018, 23:50:51 PM »
Definitely seen less and less. Even my wife's ortho is recommending Essix these days. Sad!

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Re: Hawleys
« Reply #2 on: 09. November 2018, 00:57:55 AM »
Perhaps i am being synical but i suspect profit / ease of making has quite a bit to do with it. I think its quite a quick easy job to make essix retainers, i think they are vacuum formed. But they can probably charge just as much, if not more, as they have the ‘less noticable’ look that many non-enthusiasts like.
The suppliers win each way, especially as they would seem not to be long-lasting.
Anyway, they have no appeal to me. A big smooth plastic plate suits me fine!

Offline HgWells

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Re: Hawleys
« Reply #3 on: 09. November 2018, 04:40:13 AM »
I got both Hawley and vacuum formed retainers, 17 years ago, guess what I have the Hawley that still fits and I wore out the vacuum formed retainers. 

Offline Hops

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Re: Hawleys
« Reply #4 on: 09. November 2018, 12:23:51 PM »
I have had both kinds of retainers. Hawleys are more comfortable for me.




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Re: Hawleys
« Reply #5 on: 09. November 2018, 12:24:42 PM »
What are vacuum formed retainers?

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Re: Hawleys
« Reply #6 on: 09. November 2018, 17:14:28 PM »
@libtech They're essix retainers

Offline YBNO

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Re: Hawleys
« Reply #7 on: 10. November 2018, 18:37:10 PM »
What are vacuum formed retainers?
As above, the vacuum formed retainers = essix type.


Cant say I've seen anyone with retainers for many years.

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Re: Hawleys
« Reply #8 on: 11. November 2018, 03:40:51 AM »
I certainly have.
I am in the service industry and have to call at many homes.
I have probably seen kids with hawleys about 5 or six times in the last year and a couple of adults

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Re: Hawleys
« Reply #9 on: 15. November 2018, 13:57:38 PM »
Perhaps i am being synical but i suspect profit / ease of making has quite a bit to do with it. I think its quite a quick easy job to make essix retainers, i think they are vacuum formed. But they can probably charge just as much, if not more, as they have the ‘less noticable’ look that many non-enthusiasts like.
The suppliers win each way, especially as they would seem not to be long-lasting.
Anyway, they have no appeal to me. A big smooth plastic plate suits me fine!

Totally agree. Clear retainers are much worse, I love Hawley retainers, they are more comfortable and last longer.

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Re: Hawleys
« Reply #10 on: 26. March 2019, 11:16:22 AM »
I have both and the Harleys are much better.

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Re: Hawleys
« Reply #11 on: 27. March 2019, 15:21:50 PM »
Me three - the Hawleys are much easier to wear than Essix type.