- Titanium Nickel
Copper Archwires (TiNi-Cu)
OSL is proud to announce the release of TiNi-Cu archwires, making us the first UK-based company to be able to supply a copper enhanced Nickel Titanium wire that delivers remarkable performance when compared with Ormco®’s Copper Ni-Ti™ archwires.
The thermo-dynamic characteristics of our high quality NiTi archwires are dramatically enhanced with the addition of high grade copper during the manufacturing process. This Leads to the production of archwire capable of precise, optimal toothmoving
force delivery, so that consistent tooth movement becomes the end result.
Compared to various forms of NiTi available on today’s TiNimarket, TiNi-Cu has many advantages:
• TiNi-Cu exhibits considerably smaller loading forces for the same level of deformation as other types of archwire, allowing for significantly easier slot engagement in patients who present with severe malocclusion’s ultimately leading to
greater patient comfort and reducing the chances of resorption.
• Efficient, consistent force delivery of optimal tooth moving forces is the result of a reduction in hysteresis and a supine unloading curve, an effect of adding copper to the wire, providing a much longer activation period.
• TiNi-Cu has been designed to take full advantage of the natural thermal-transfer properties of copper, providing consistent transformation temperatures (TTR) on a batch to batch basis the result being consistent tooth
• The addition of copper greatly heightens TiNi Cu’s resistance to permanent deformation with the added benefit of much better spring-back characteristics.
TiNi-Cu is available in two different forms which allow the clinician to tailor treatment plans to suit the need of each individual patient.
Arch Forms Centermarks
Line drawings indicate nominal arch forms. • Permanent Etch: Etch marking denote of
• Where upper (maxillary) and lower (mandibular) Copper Nickel Titanium archwires.Three (3) lines denote upper each, single line denotes lower each.
arch forms differ, lower arch is drawn within upper