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Orthodontic Archwires

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Carmen Lo

on 14 February 2014

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Transcript of Orthodontic Archwires

Orthodontic Archwires
The Stress/Strain Curve
The Size of the Wire
The Shape of the Wire
Wire Material
Sequencing of
Shape Memory Effect and Superelasticity
Contemporary Orthodontics, 5th Edition, Proffitt

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Kusy, RP. 1997. A review of contemporary archwires: Their properties and characteristics. The Angle Orthodontist, 67(3):197-207.

Mitchell, L. An Introduction to Orthodontics, 4rth ed. United Kingdom: Oxford, (2013), p.220-221.
Retrieved Feb 1, 2014 from: http://books.google.ca/books?id=dIdoAgAAQBAJ&pg=PA220&lpg=PA220&dq=archwire+round+tooth+movement&source=bl&ots=j3K8nEIA67&sig=SLbmv861ogcVXZdlNG0PhpXh2_s&hl=en&sa=X&ei=dx_tUoX-A7LlyAGw7oC4Dw&ved=0CHAQ6AEwCTgK#v=onepage&q&f=false

Archwhire cross sectional shapes (image). Retrieved on Feb 1, 2014 from:http://doctorspiller.com/Orthodontics/orthodontics2.htm

Braces cartoon (image). Retrieved on Feb 2, 2014 from: https://www.google.ca/url?

Root torque (image). Retrieved on Feb 2, 2014 from:http://askanorthodontist.com/braces/how-do-braces-work/
- Up until 1930's, only available in gold material.
- Since then, cobalt-chromium, nickel-titanium, beta-titanium have been introduced
- Orthodontist makes decision as to which material to use at particular stage of treatment
- Decision made based on clinical result desired and which wire material will best produce such demands within their mechanical properties
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