Effect of fluoride prophylactic agents on the mechanical properties of nickel-titanium-based orthodontic wires.

@article{Walker2005EffectOF,
  title={Effect of fluoride prophylactic agents on the mechanical properties of nickel-titanium-based orthodontic wires.},
  author={Mary P. Walker and Richard J. White and Katherine S Kula},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  year={2005},
  volume={127 6},
  pages={662-9}
}
BACKGROUND Titanium-based alloys have high corrosion resistance because they form a thin, stable oxide layer. Nevertheless, fluoride prophylactic agents can cause corrosion and associated discoloration of titanium-based orthodontic wires. The purpose of this investigation was to study the effects of fluoride prophylactic agents on the mechanical properties of nickel-titanium (Ni-Ti) and copper-nickel-titanium (Cu-Ni-Ti) orthodontic archwires. METHODS Preformed rectangular Ni-Ti and Cu-Ni-Ti… CONTINUE READING
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