An Evaluation of Beta Titanium Alloys for Use in Orthodontic Appliances

@article{Goldberg1979AnEO,
  title={An Evaluation of Beta Titanium Alloys for Use in Orthodontic Appliances},
  author={J Goldberg and Charles J. Burstone},
  journal={Journal of Dental Research},
  year={1979},
  volume={58},
  pages={593 - 599}
}
A beta titanium alloy was evaluated for use in orthodontic appliances. Standard mechanical tests and a specially designed spring test were used. Two particular thermo-mechanical treatments resulted in titanium springs with 1.8 times the extension of comparable stainless steel springs, and a 2.2 fold reduction in force per unit displacement. 
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