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Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine

2013, vol. 22, nr 2, March-April, p. 253–260

Publication type: original article

Language: English

Comparison of Elastic Properties of Nickel-Titanium Orthodontic Archwires

Porównanie właściwości sprężystych ortodontycznych drutów niklowo-tytanowych

Michał Sarul1,A,B,C,D,E,F, Beata Kawala1,D, Joanna Antoszewska1,C,D,E

1 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Wroclaw Medical University, Poland


Background. Cognizance of the mechanical properties of nickel-titanium archwires is necessary for the management of orthodontic therapy with fixed appliances. Acting on the periodontium with forces that are too heavy may lead to such complications as: pain, tooth root resorption and destruction of the alveolar bone and may also lead to retardation in tooth movement.
Objectives. The aim of the study was to assess the activation and deactivation forces of nickel-titanium archwires: Titanol Superelastic, Copper NiTi 35oC and NeoSentalloy.
Material and Methods. The examined material was 90 samples of Titanol Superelastic, Copper NiTi 35oC and NeoSentalloy with diameters of 0.016 and 0.016 × 0.022. All tests were carried out on the Zwick mechanical tests machine at a temperature of 30oC.
Results. In the group of archwires with diameters 0.016, the levels of deactivation forces were, respectively, from highest to lowest: Titanol Supertelastic, NeoSentalloy, Copper NiTi 35oC. In the group of rectangular archwires 0.016 × 0.022, the highest deactivation forces were released in Titanol Superelastic. With the high levels of deflection, 0.016 × 0.022 NeoSentalloy archwires released statistically significantly higher levels of force than 0.016 x 0.022 Copper NiTi 35o C, but this force diminished rapidly with lower deflection and below 3 mm of deflection, the highest forces were released by Copper NiTi 35oC.
Conclusion. Testing the mechanical properties of the nickel-titanium wires of various diameters, it was found that round section wires release forces which fall within the range of optimal forces.


Wprowadzenie.Znajomość właściwości mechanicznych drutów niklowo-tytanowych jest niezbędna do prowadzenia terapii ortodontycznej z użyciem stałych aparatów cienkołukowych. Działanie na ozębną zbyt dużej siły może prowadzić do takich komplikacji, jak: ból, resorpcja korzeni zębów oraz kości wyrostka zębodołowego, oraz spowalniać ruch zębów.
Cel pracy. Ocena wartości sił aktywacji i deaktywacji drutów niklowo-tytanowych: Titanol Superelastic, Copper NiTi 35oC and NeoSentalloy.
Materiał i metody. Materiał badany stanowiło 90 próbek drutów: Titanol Superelastic, Copper NiTi 35oC and NeoSentalloy o średnicach 0,016 i 0,016 x 0,022. Wszystkie próbki badano na maszynie testującej Zwick w temperaturze 30oC.
Materiał i metody. Wyniki.
Wyniki. W grupie drutów o średnicy 0,016 cala wyzwalane siły deaktywacji można uszeregować od najwyższych: Titanol Supertelastic, NeoSentalloy, Copper NiTi 35oC. W grupie drutów o średnicy 0,016 × 0,022 największe siły deaktywacji były wyzwalane przez druty Titanol Superelastic. Wśród drutów o średnicy 0,016 × 0,022, przy wyższych zakresach ugięcia druty NeoSentalloy wyzwalały statystycznie większe wartości sił deaktywacji niż Copper NiTi 35oC, lecz te siły zmniejszały się znacząco dla mniejszych wartości ugięcia i poniżej 3 mm ugięcia siły większe wyzwalały druty Copper NiTi 35oC.
Wnioski. Badanie właściwości mechanicznych drutów niklowo-tytanowych o różnych przekrojach poprzecznych wykazało, że druty o przekroju okrągłym wyzwalają siły o wartościach z zakresu sił optymalnych.

Key words

nickel-titanium alloy, modulus of elasticity, orthodontic wires.

Słowa kluczowe

stop niklowo-tytanowy, moduł elastyczności, drut ortodontyczny.

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