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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

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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All the fixed appliances were bonded using the same type of orthodontic brackets and the same size of arch wires on both the upper and lower jaws.
The acidity changes can alter chemistry environment and biological processes around arch wires leading to the variation of corrosion resistance.
In the present study pain recording was done by patients using VAS pain scale at baseline, immediately after arch wire insertion, at 12th hour, at 24 hours, 2 days, 3 days and 7th day after arch wire insertion.
A combined use of R&T arch wire with mini-screws is an effective method to retract the incisors without the anchorage loss.
Active interaction [12] is the term used for the system where the seating forces on round arch wire are continuous.
Orthodontists, or dentists who specialize in straightening teeth, often use stainless steel for the arch wire. "One disadvantage of stainless-steel wires is that they put more force on the teeth initially, then that force dissipates very quickly," says orthodontist Christopher Carpenter of Denver.
Table 2 shows descriptive statistics of the variable friction between nonangulated brackets and the arch wires. We observed that the metal bracket, Dyna-Lock, with the SS wire showed the lowest mean values.
Limited Tenders are invited for 100606 Arch Wire Ss Performed Ideal Arch From L 0.017X 0.025 Pkt Of 10
Initial alignment and leveling was started with 0.014 NiTi arch wire and continued till 0.019x0.025 inch SS wire.
Fracture resistance of ceramic brackets during arch wire torsion.
Another mechanical aid in plaque control is the use of interdental toothbrush to clean below the arch wire and in wide interdental areas which are easier for use than the dental floss which is difficult to be used below and around arch wires.