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Comparison of three brands of round stainless steel wires used in the Begg and tip-edge techniques.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16429876     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To compare the properties of three brands of stainless steel orthodontic wires: "Bow-Flex Wire", "TP Original Wire Premier Plus" and "Australian Wire Special Plus". METHOD: The surface appearance, stiffness, elastic modulus and relaxation of coiled and straight round wires in four diameters 10.016 inch, 0.018 inch, 0.020 inch and 0.022 inch) were compared. RESULTS: "Australian Wire Special Plus" wire had a rougher surface than "Bow-Flex" and "TP Original Wire Premier Plus" wires. For all diameters "Australian Wire Special Plus" coiled wire was stiffer, had a higher elastic modulus, and lower relaxation than the corresponding "Bow-Flex" and "TP Original Wire Premier Plus" wires. All coiled samples were stiffer and had a higher elastic modulus than corresponding straight wires from the same manufacturer. CONCLUSION: "Australian Wire Special Plus" 0.016 inch coiled wire is recommended for the initial treatment phase in the Begg and the Tip-Edge techniques. Either coiled or straight 0.018 inch, 0.020 inch or 0.022 inch wires from both manufacturers are suitable for phases II and III in both techniques.
Steffen Birkenkamp; Hans Pancherz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Australian orthodontic journal     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0587-3908     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust Orthod J     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-24     Completed Date:  2006-02-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1260462     Medline TA:  Aust Orthod J     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  65-9     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Orthodontics, University of Giessen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Dental Alloys* / chemistry
Materials Testing
Microscopy, Electron, Scanning
Orthodontic Appliance Design*
Orthodontic Wires*
Stainless Steel* / chemistry
Stress, Mechanical
Surface Properties
Tooth Movement / instrumentation*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dental Alloys; 12597-68-1/Stainless Steel
Comment In:
Aust Orthod J. 2005 May;21(1):62-5   [PMID:  16433084 ]

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