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wire

 [wīr]
a long, slender, flexible structure of metal, used in surgery and dentistry and sometimes as a conductor of electricity.
arch wire in orthodontic therapy, a wire attached to orthodontic bands and applied around the dental arch to control and force tooth movement.
Kirschner wire a steel wire for skeletal transfixing of fractured bones and for obtaining skeletal traction in fractures. It is inserted through the soft parts and the bone and is held tight in a clamp.
The use of the Kirschner wire to repair hallux valgus and other toe deformities. From Ignatavicius et al., 1995.
lead wire in cardiac pacing, an insulated wire with an electrode in contact with the heart and the other end attached to a pulse generator. It may have a bipolar configuration (bipolar lead) with two electrodes close to each other in the heart, or a unipolar configuration (unipolar lead) with just one electrode in the heart and the pulse generator as the ground.

arch·wire

(arch'wīr),
A device consisting of a wire conforming to the alveolar or dental arch, used as an anchorage in correcting irregularities in the position of the teeth.
Synonym(s): arch wire

arch wire

an orthodontic wire fastened to two or more teeth through fixed attachments, used to cause or guide tooth movement. See also full-arch wire, sectional arch wire.

arch wire

A stainless steel orthodontic wire attached to braces or brackets, either to move the teeth in dentistry or stabilise the jaw in LeFort fractures.

arch wire

A stainless steel orthodontic wire attached to braces or brackets to move the teeth in dentistry, or stabilize the jaw in LeFort fractures. See LeFort fracture.

arch wire

(ahrch wīr)
A device with a wire conforming to the alveolar or dental arch, used as an anchorage in correcting irregularities in the position of the teeth, so as to move teeth orthodontically into a more satisfactory position.
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A horizontal auxliary slot for sectionals, up-righting springs, and rotation springs and a slot blocker for preventing the arch wire from escaping the bracket slot.
Force for intrusion is achieved in the arch form by including the anchor bends or reverse curve of spee which become activated when the arch wire is pinned to the teeth i.
016" nickel-titanium (Ni-Ti) arch wire (3M Unitek) ligated.
Clarity Mechanical lock base, Translucent twin brackets, APC II, Bidirectional canine and premolar hooks, Torque in the base, Metal lined slot, Tie wings for easy ligation like metal brackets, Rounded contour and dome shaped profile for patient comfort, Have prominent recessed ID dot, Twin design, Base flange for easier placement and adhesive flash clean-up, Stress concentration allows for metal like debonding, Debracketing by squeezing the mesial and distal wings of the metal arch wire slot with How or Weingart plier.
To overcome this a rectangular main arch wire or soldered palatal arch may be used.
Multilingual bracket and mushroom arch wire technique: a clinical report.
In this reported case the extrusion was done with the help of a E-chain and a arch wire.
A lockpin was inserted mesiodistally in to a groove in the slot to secure the arch wire in conjunction with elastomers and ligatures.
022" rectangular arch wires were placed on the upper and lower arches, respectively (Figure 4).
Numerous color photographs illustrate removable appliances, rapid maxillary expansion, headgear, functional appliances, temporary anchorage devices, arch wires and brackets, pliers and cutters, bonding techniques, and retainers.
The tubes have slots that hold arch wires, elastics, and other gadgets that help move teeth.
The company's first products are the patented translucent arch wires and retainer wires for the aesthetic orthodontic treatment market.