Fiber Reinforced Composite Arch-Wires in Orthodontics: Function Meets Esthetics

@inproceedings{Valiathan2006FiberRC,
  title={Fiber Reinforced Composite Arch-Wires in Orthodontics: Function Meets Esthetics},
  author={Ashima Valiathan and Siddhartha Sankar Dhar},
  year={2006}
}
Orthodontic tooth movement is carried out, by engaging successively increasing sizes of archwires in brackets, which are bonded to the teeth. Traditionally, brackets as well as archwires were manufactured with Stainless steel or Chrome-Cobalt alloy. Titanium and its alloys have also found their application in this field. With the steady increase in the number of adults undergoing orthodontic treatment, there has been a corresponding increase in demand for more esthetic orthodontic appliances… CONTINUE READING

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