Article: Volume 13 Number 1 Page 41 - January 2020

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  Orth Update 2020; 13: 41-41

Tricks of the Trade:  Painless Removal of Full Thickness Rectangular Stainless Steel Archwires

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Abstract: The elimination of pain and discomfort is a major goal in orthodontic treatment. When using a 0.022” x 0.028” bracket slot, a working archwire of 0.019” x 0.025” or even 0.0215” x 0.025” dimensions may be required during treatment.

Author notes: Farhad B Naini, Consultant Orthodontist, St George’s Hospital and Medical School, Blackshaw Road, London SW17 0QT and Daljit S Gill, Consultant Orthodontist, Great Ormond Street Hospital and UCLH Eastman Dental Hospital, London, WC1X 8LD, UK.