What is the difference between superelastic and thermoactive nickel-titanium wires? Part 2

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Edition V19N02 | Year 2020 | Editorial Biomecânica | Pages 22 to 27

Renato Parsekian Martins

INTRODUCTION: The majority of orthodontists use nickel-titanium wires in the initial phases of treatment. However, there is lack of information regarding the real meaning of Nitinol, Superelastic NiTi and thermoactive NiTi, and this confuses the orthodontic student, clinicians and some faculty. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this paper is to continue the discussion of the first part of this article. Working temperature and Af temperature influence on the behaviour of the NiTi are discussed, as well as the difference between the so called “Superelastic NiTi” and “Thermoactivated NiTi.”

Orthodontics. Orthodontic wires. Nickel-titanium.

Martins RP. Qual é a diferença entre um fio de níquel-titânio superelástico e um termoativado? Parte 2. Rev Clín Ortod Dental Press. 2020 Abr-Maio;19(2):22-7.

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