Stainless Steel Wire Options
American Orthodontics Stainless Steel arches are made from the highest quality vacuum-remelted 304V stainless steel alloy. This ensures a pure, inclusion-free arch wire, with superior tensile strength and less brittleness. All dimensions are closely monitored with state-of-the-art laser micrometers to ensure consistent and accurate tolerances. Strict corner-radius controls ensure optimal wire-to-bracket interaction. Wire torque is vigorously controlled, to prevent unwanted vertical discrepancies. All arches are carefully stress relieved and polished to reduce breakage and excess friction.
Malleable .032 diameter posts are securely soldered to the main arch wire to provide a “sure grip” purchase point for force modules, auxiliaries, and high-pull J-hook headgear. The generous 8.3 mm length allows for great flexibility in forming various hook configurations. Simply measure the distance from the distal of one cuspid to the distal of the other cuspid to determine the proper arch size. Universal upper and lower arch forms reduce the need for excess inventory.