Orthodontic Dental Arch Wire

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Model Number: NH-97591

Brand: Niche Healthcare 

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Orthodontic archwire is a critical component in orthodontic treatment, serving as the main force mechanism to move teeth into their proper positions and correct misalignments. Here are some key points about orthodontic archwires:

  • Material: Orthodontic archwires are typically made from various materials, each offering different properties and advantages:
  • Stainless Steel: Traditional archwires are often made from stainless steel, prized for its strength, durability, and ability to apply controlled forces to teeth.
  • Nickel Titanium (NiTi): These wires are known for their flexibility and shape memory properties, meaning they return to their original shape after deformation, making them ideal for initial alignment and gentle tooth movement.
  • Beta Titanium: This type of wire combines the properties of nickel titanium and stainless steel, offering flexibility and resilience while providing consistent force levels throughout treatment.

TMA (Titanium Molybdenum Alloy): TMA wires provide a combination of flexibility and strength, making them suitable for a variety of treatment stages.


  • Round Wires: These wires have a circular cross-section and are often used for initial alignment and leveling of teeth.
  • Rectangular Wires: Rectangular wires offer more control over tooth movement, allowing for torque adjustments and rotational corrections.
  • Preformed Wires: Some archwires come pre-formed into specific shapes or configurations to address common orthodontic issues, such as arch expansion or space closure.
  • Sizes and Gauges: Orthodontic archwires come in various sizes and gauges to accommodate different treatment plans and stages. Orthodontists select the appropriate wire size and shape based on factors such as the severity of misalignment, desired tooth movement, and treatment goals.
  • Progression: Throughout orthodontic treatment, patients typically undergo periodic adjustments where the orthodontist replaces the existing archwire with thicker, more rigid wires to continue progressing towards the desired tooth movements. This gradual progression ensures that teeth move steadily and efficiently while minimizing discomfort.
  • Attachments: Orthodontic archwires are secured to orthodontic brackets using ligatures, elastic bands, or specialized clips. These attachments allow for precise positioning of the wire and controlled application of forces to the teeth.

Overall, orthodontic archwires play a vital role in orthodontic treatment, providing the necessary forces to move teeth into proper alignment and achieve a functional and esthetic smile. Orthodontists carefully select and adjust archwires based on individual patient needs to ensure optimal treatment outcomes.


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