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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.

wire

(wīr),
A slender, pliable rod or thread of metal, used in surgery and dentistry.

wire

Orthopedics Any wire used in orthopedic surgery to anchor or stabilize bone fragments, tendons, or other soft tissues. See Cerclage wire, Commander guide wire, Figure-of-eight wire, Guide wire, Kirschner (K) wire, Tension band wiring.

wire

(wīr)
Slender and pliable rod or thread of metal.

wire

(wīr)
A slender, pliable rod or thread of metal, used in dentistry and surgery.
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Splinting with 0.7mm and 0.4mm stainless steel orthodontic wires are equally effective in the management of traumatic dental injuries.
mutans bacteria in different orthodontic wire surfaces, micro- and nanotopographies analyzed by SEM and AFM instruments were evaluated.
Influence of fluoride and chloride on corrosion behavior of NiTi orthodontic wires. Acta Biomater 2007; 3(5): 807-815.
During orthodontic treatment, orthodontic wires are used as fixed appliances to apply forces to the teeth.
(17) Rectangular stainless steel orthodontic wire sections .018" x .025" were chosen because they are useful during sliding mechanics.
a) orthodontic wires are included in any type of device, fixed or mobile, and can be coated with white plastic materials for esthetic reasons,
Corrosion of stainless steel, nickel titanium, coated nickel titanium, and titanium orthodontic wire. Angle Orthod 1999; 69:3944.
This work demonstrated the temperature changes occurring in the tooth pulp during laser welding of an orthodontic wire to an orthodontic molar band.
NiTi shape memory (Nitinol) alloy and stainless steel (SS) are widely and successfully used as orthodontic wires, self-expanding cardiovascular and urological stents, and so forth [1-3].
The outcome of treatment is particularly dependent upon the action of the orthodontic wires, according to their structural and mechanical characteristics.
The end of the orthodontic wire was fastened to a dynamometer hook.
Austenitic stainless steel with its greater strength, higher modulus of elasticity, good resistance to corrosion and moderate cost was introduced as an orthodontic wire in 1929 and shortly gained popularity (1).