Archwire

An orthodontic archwire is a wire conforming to the alveolar or dental arch that can be used with dental braces as a source of force in correcting irregularities in the position of the teeth. An archwire can also be used to maintain existing dental positions; in this case it has a retentive purpose. Orthodontic archwires may be fabricated from sev...
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archwire

A device consisting of a wire conforming to the alveolar or dental arch, used as an anchorage in correcting irregularities in the position of the teeth. ... Synonym: arch wire. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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Archwire

The metal wire that is attached to the brackets and used to move the teeth.
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archwire

Type: Term Pronunciation: arch′wīr Definitions: 1. A device consisting of a wire conforming to the alveolar or dental arch, used as an anchorage in correcting irregularities in the position of the teeth. Synonyms: arch wire
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