Wirebending & Retainer Fabrication (Basic)

Course begins with review of basic orthodontic wirebending. It then moves into fabricating simple retainers with Hawley-type labial bows, various clasps & springs, and acrylic processing & finishing.

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Please contact us at the number or email address below and ask to speak with a training class coordinator.

Phone: 800-719-2415
Email: [email protected]

TRAINING CLASS Please contact our Training Class Coordinator for reservations at 716.871.1161 ext 233.
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  Great Lakes Exclusive

This item is exclusive to Great Lakes within the United States or other territories.

5 Day Course

Course covers fabrication of simple retainers including the construction of Hawley-type labial bows and various types of clasps and springs.


For technicians with limited or no previous experience. Above average manual dexterity skills are a plus.


  • General oral anatomy and orthodontic terms
  • Introduction to digital technology
  • Wire bending techniques including use of instruments and philosophy of tooth movement
  • Conventional and progressive techniques of fabricating and finishing acrylics
  • Insight into specific types of appliances used in an orthodontic practice including fabrication of common retainer clasps, Hawley labial bow and basic springs
  • Process, trim, and finish acrylics

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