Ligature wire | definition of ligature wire by Medical dictionary
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a soft thin wire of stainless steel used in dentistry to tie an archwire to band attachments or brackets.
lig·a·ture wire (ligă-chŭr wīr)
Soft thin stainless steel wire used in dentistry to tie an archwire to band attachments or brackets.
References in periodicals archive
Nord, "Ligature wires
and elastomeric rings: two methods of ligation, and their association with microbial colonization of streptococcus mutans and iactobacilli," European Journal of Orthodontics, vol.
Recommended Elastomer: Ligature wire
&/or rubber band for intermaxillary fixation.
The wire was then pinned using Begg stage I pins in all the undisplaced teeth and ligated using 0.010" stainless steel ligature wire
in the displaced teeth.
The wire was twisted 20 degrees in the region of central incisor before engaging the wire with ligature wires
in the bracket slot.