Corrosion of stainless steel, nickel-titanium, coated nickel-titanium, and titanium orthodontic wires.

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Orthodontic wires containing nickel have been implicated in allergic reactions. The potential for orthodontic wires to cause allergic reactions is related to the pattern and mode of corrosion with subsequent release of metal ions, such as nickel, into the oral cavity. The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a significant difference in the… (More)

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