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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

(arch'wīr)
A device consisting of various types of wires from which the dental arch will take its shape, conforming to the alveolar or dental arch, used as an anchorage in correcting irregularities in the position of the teeth.
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BBQR OF PVMS NO 101028 Archwire SS Size 0.016" x 0.022"
KeyWords: Mandibular arch form, Archwire, mandibular arch form
A segmented archwire bent from 0.017x0.025" stainless steel archwire was inserted between the slot of the mini-screw and an auxiliary tube of the second molar.
They concluded that the clinicians must avoid using a straight archwire in a 0 buccal tube on more distal-tipping first molars with regard to anchorage control.
Aesthetic and functional outcomes using a multiloop edgewise archwire for camouflage orthodontic treatment of a severe Class III open bite malocclusion.
Archwire ligation techniques, microbial colonization, and periodontal status in orthodontically treated patients.
Therefore, free axial rotation movement of the arch-wire in the brackets was allowed, while friction between the archwire and brackets along the axial direction was ignored.
Low-level laser therapy for pain caused by placement of the first orthodontic archwire: a randomized clinical trial.
During the subsequent visits in four weeks, the laceration healed and thick granulation fibrous tissue developed in response to the archwire trauma.
The effects of increasing the reverse curve of Spee in a lower archwire examined using a dynamic photo-elastic gelatine model.
Although the method resulted in the increase in the dental archwire perimeter, correcting crossbite with minimal side effects, after 10 days of activation, resistance to activate the jackscrew was once again observed.