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International journal of odontostomatology

On-line version ISSN 0718-381X

Abstract

SANDOVAL VIDAL, Paulo; LARA L, Alejandro; MINTE HIDALGO, Carolina  and  GUTIERREZ MORAGA, Pedro. Characterization of NitiCu Wires for Orthodontic Use: A Case Report. Int. J. Odontostomat. [online]. 2012, vol.6, n.1, pp.65-70. ISSN 0718-381X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-381X2012000100009.

The copper-nickel-titanium (NitiCu) are characterized by shape memory superelastic transforming from an austeNitic state to martensitic to a different temperature, to which heat activated wires is called, this property is widely used in orthodontics. Will be followed by a literature review of these wires on the subject of a clinical case.

Keywords : NitiCu wires; heat activated; martensitic; austeNitic.

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