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Biomaterial Advances in Orthodontics

Arani Nandakumar, Anoop K. Mathew

Keywords : orthodontic brackets, ceramic brackets, arch wires, stainless steel wires, nickel titanium wires, micro implants

Citation Information : Nandakumar A, Mathew AK. Biomaterial Advances in Orthodontics. 2014; 3 (2):40-45.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10085-3207

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The practice of orthodontics requires professional skill in the design, application and control of corrective appliances to bring teeth, lips and jaws into proper alignment and to achieve facial balance. To achieve this desirable end, knowledge and skill of an orthodontist, is strongly supported by the use of various biomaterials. The materials used should possess not only adequate physical and mechanical strength to bring about biomechanical changes in the bone, but also should possess the biological properties to sustain in the harsh environment of the oral cavity. These material should also be able to maintain their metallurgical properties under stress and strain. This article highlights the recent advances in such materials used in orthodontics.


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