Orthodontic Wires

Authored by: Eser Tüfekçi , Steven J. Lindauer

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EBBE2-120023191

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Abstract

During orthodontic treatment, arch wires play an important role because they provide the force systems necessary for tooth movement. This entry provides an overview/background of orthodontic wires and then discusses the different types of material that can be utilized in constructing them.

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