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Abstract

Over the last century a plethora of archwires have been introduced into the field of orthodontics. With changing treatment philosophies and advancement in dental materials, treatment has now become simpler.  Nickel titanium wires has revolutionized the field. of orthodontics with its superelasticity and shape memory properties. They have proved superior compared to other traditional wires. Further improvements have been incorporated into these wires by modifying the composition and advancement in their manufacturing technology. With the availability of thermodynamic, superelastic and aesthetic archwires, several options are being presented to clinicians for treatment of malocclusion. Literature search was performed on electronic databases—PUBMED, ScienceOpen, Lilacs, Google Scholar, SciELO and Cochrane. This article can shed knowledge on the available improved wires and guide orthodontist to choose the ideal wire according to the clinical situation.


 

Keywords

superelastic nickel titanium archwires

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Author Biography

V.K. Ravindranath, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, MGM Dental College and Hospital, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai, India

MDS (Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics)

MDS (Oral Medicine & Radiology)

Head of department, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, MGM Dental College and Hospital, Kamothe, Navi Mumbai.

How to Cite
Pious, N., V.K., R., Patni, V., & Mhatre, A. (2021). Review of Superelastic Archwires in Orthodontics. Trends in Biomaterials & Artificial Organs, 35(1), 91-94. Retrieved from https://www.biomaterials.org.in/tibao/index.php/tibao/article/view/409

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