In recent years the field of Orthodontics has seen a gradual increase in patients who exhibit symptoms of Nickel sensitivity which precludes their eligibility from standard methods of treatment involving Nickel- Titanium arch wires. One option to circumvent the issue would be to use Stainless Steel across all stages of treatment as would have been the method adopted many years ago.We now know that this was and still is something to be avoided for many reasons, least of which is the level of discomfort experienced by the patient.Thankfully OSL offer a much more effective and clinically sound option; Beta 3-Titanium.Our Beta 3-Ti has been engineered such that it can be utilized during the mid to final phases of treatment. A number of benefits can be utilized through careful application of Beta 3-Ti's intrincis stiffness and resiliency Beta 3-Ti expresses optimal forces for tooth movement but with much gentler application, typically 40% - 50% less, than Stainless Steel, delivering far greater comfort to patients who fall under the nickel sensitive demographic or simply have a low tolerance for discomfort. Furthermore rectangular wires can be used for torque correction much earlier in a treatment plan. Another benefit to Beta 3-Ti is its formability which affords clinicians chair-side placement of intricate loops and bends with a view to space closure, tipping and focused tooth movement. Each arch form has been designed to deliver specific results dependant on the desired patient outcome,meeting all the targets you're aiming for to give the best possible treatment.
Arch Forms Centermarks
Line drawings indicate nominal arch forms. • Permanent Etch: Etch marking denote
• Where upper (maxillary) and lower (mandibular) centerline of B3-Ti archwires. Three (3) lines
arch forms differ, lower arch is drawn within upper denote upper arch, single line denotes
arch form. lower arch.