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Clear Bow Retainer

The Clear Bow a new clear retainer that is fabricated with a virtually unbreakable, BPA-free plastic orthodontic wire (ClearBow). It is not damaged by boiling water or stained by coffee, cola, beet juice or red wine (bow only, not the acrylic retainer itself). The ClearBow is designed to provide superior aesthetics encouraging continuous wear for your patients.

When metallic compounds interact with dental plaque over a long period, they can stain a small portion of the enamel. Because the thermoplastic strap of the ClearBow assembly does not contain any metallic compounds and is softer than stainless steel, it does not stain or scratch tooth enamel, restorations or veneered teeth.

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Treatment & Care

The ClearBow can be adjusted with three prong pliers the same way a doctor would adjust a steel labial bow.

Patients should wear 22 hours a day and clean daily with toothpaste to prevent the buildup of plaque and odor. Avoid Efferdent and other effervescent solutions, as it may erode components on the appliance. It is recommended to use products like DentaSoak or Retainer Splash.


  • Wire: American Orthodontics Chromium Cobalt
  • Adams Clasps: Custom bent using American Orthodontics Chromium Cobalt
  • Acrylic: JBC Monomer and Polymer
  • Bow: ClearBow