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Types of Arch wires

Summarized by Dr. Hani Alhebshi , from a course given by (Dr. Nabeel Talic from King Saud University). 

Classification of wires can be according to :

Material :

Stainless steel , Elgiloy , Titanium alloys , glass or polymers.

Coating :

Coated or non Coated : Ion implementation , Spray Coating , Sleeving.

Morphology :

Round , Square , Rectangular , Single or multi-strand.

Metal Wires :

  • Stainless steel
  • Cobalt Chromium ( Blue Elgiloy ).
  • B-Titanium Molybdenum ( TMA)
  • Titanium Niobium ( TiNb)
  • Nickle-Titanium ( NiTi).

Esthetic Wires

  • Plastic Coated wires
  • Composite wires.

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