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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