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Nickel Titanium

GAC Archwire Collection - Copper to Nickel and All Points In-Between

Your choice in archwires is a critical decision in your quest for excellence. We have been recognized as a pioneer, as well as a leader, in archwire technology for over 25 years.  We off‚er a varied selection of high quality archwires designed to treat a wide range of malocclusions. Sentalloy and BioForce NiTi wires off‚er superelastic shape memory properties; and our Copperloy NiTi wire off‚ers flexibility and performance. 

Sentalloy - Round

Used as an initial archwire, the superelastic NiTi wire provides near constant forces during the leveling and aligning stage of treatment.

The Sentalloy wire family is designed to deliver a gentle, light continuous force to mitigate periodontal stress.

Unique Properties of Sentalloy Superelastic Wires

Body Heat Activation

At room temperature, Sentalloy wires are soft, pliable, and easy to engage. Once warmed to body temperature the wire gently and predictably guides the teeth to the present arch form.

Superelasticity

Even when severely malposed, Sentalloy continues to exert its gentle, near constant forces as the tooth moves.

Shape Memory Effect

Sentalloy will take displacements up to 90 degrees without deforming. Its overwhelming desire to return to its original shape actually promotes tooth movement with fewer wire changes and fewer patient visits.

Neo Sentalloy - Square or Rectangluar

Intermediate archwire with body heat activation and true superelasticity with near constant forces. Also available with IONGUARD.

Neo Sentalloy is part of the Sentalloy wire family sharing the same properties designed to deliver a gentle, light continuous force to mitigate periodontal stress.

Unique Properties of Sentalloy Superelastic Wires

Body Heat Activation - At room temperature, Sentalloy wires are soft, pliable, and easy to engage. Once warmed to body temperature the wire gently and predictably guides the teeth to the present arch form.

Superelasticity - Even when severely malposed, Sentalloy continues to exert its gentle, near constant forces as the tooth moves.

Shape Memory Effect - Sentalloy will take displacements up to 90 degrees without deforming. Its overwhelming desire to return to its original shape actually promotes tooth movement with fewer 0wire changes and fewer patient visits.

IONGUARD - IONGUARD is not a coating; it is a fundamental change in the wire’s surface. Without changing the wire’s dimensions, or altering any of the wire’s unique superelastic properties, the process produces sliding mechanics comparable to stainless steel, while sealing the occlusal surface to reduce nickel leaching and breakage.

 

Extreme wire bends and challenging cases can put your archwire to the test. Not only must the wire be easy to bend and engage, but it must also resist deformation and fully express the desired forces while limiting excess patient discomfort. Nickel Titanium BioForce PLUS archwires from DENTSPLY GAC are engineered with an unmatched combination of metallurgical expertise, technological resources and clinical knowledge. As a result, they deliver an ideal combination of performance, reliability and workability.

BioForce PLUS Advantages

  • Three force zones, delivering gradually increasing forces from the anterior to the posterior
  • Ability to enter the working stage earlier, in many cases eliminating a wire from your sequence
  • Near constant force designed for a comfortable treatment experience
  • Superelastic to express even the most extreme bends
  • Heat activated for ideal workability at room temperature
  • Designed to take displacements up to 90o without permanent deformation
  • Greater ability to release stored energy consistently when compared to beta-titanium or stainless steel wires
  • Available with IonGuard to reduce friction

The Biologically Correct Archwire

BioForce PLUS uses only the ideal force needed to move the respective teeth, while preventing excessive or undesired force that can be experienced in single zone wires. The proprietary formulation is body-heat activated, starting with low, gentle forces for the anteriors, increasing toward the posterior and plateauing in the molar region. This provides the option of simultaneously leveling, aligning and initiating torque expression potentially reducing the number of archwire changes in your treatment plan.

As Jarabak tabulated,* it takes less force to move a small, single rooted lower anterior tooth than a large, tri-rooted molar. BioForce PLUS is engineered to Jarabak standards.*

* “Technique and treatment with the light-wire appliances.” Joseph R. Jarabak and James A. Fizzell, St. Louis, 1963, page 259.

Enhancing Performance

When it comes to optimal case progression, symbiotic relationship between your chosen archwire and the bracket of your choice is essential. BioForce PLUS delivers a complete and consistent performance across a wide variety of different bracket prescriptions across all brands including all of your favorite DENTSPLY GAC systems.

BioForce - Square or Rectangluar

Optimally biological forces begin at approximately 80 grams of force at the anteriors, and gradually increase to approximately 300 grams of force in the molars. Also available with IONGUARD.

Optimal Tooth Movement and Ideal Biological Forces

As this chart shows, the optimal force needed to move anteriors is not the same as the optimal force needed to move molars. If a force is designed to move anteriors, it is too light to move molars. If a force is great enough to move molars, the force is too strong - traumatically strong - for anteriors. Other wires offer one force at a time, requiring at least two or three wire changes to achieve the desired movement. BioForce exhibits low forces at the anterior, gradually increases force in the bicuspids, and again in the molars. Each tooth receives the optimal biological force necessary to move specific teeth in one wire.

Anterior Region of arch form has the lowest heat-activated force, as anterior teeth have the lightest roots.

The Bicuspid Region of the arch maintains a slightly greater heat-activated force to move larger rooted bicuspids.

The Posterior Region of the arch form has the greatest heat-activated force within the archwire for moving thestrong-rooted molars.

BioForce also shares the properties of all Sentalloy wires and is designed to deliver a gentle, light continuous force to mitigate periodontal stress.

Unique Properties of Superelastic Wires

Body Heat Activation

At room temperature, Sentalloy wires are soft, pliable, and easy to engage. Once warmed to body temperature the wire gently and predictably guides the teeth to the present arch form.

Superelasticity

Even when severely malposed, Sentalloy continues to exert its gentle, near constant forces as the tooth moves.

Shape Memory Effect

Sentalloy will take displacements up to 90 degrees without deforming. Its overwhelming desire to return to its original shape actually promotes tooth movement with fewer 0wire changes and fewer patient visits.

IONGUARD - IONGUARD is not a coating; it is a fundamental change in the wire’s surface. Without changing the wire’s dimensions, or altering any of the wire’s unique superelastic properties, the process produces sliding mechanics comparable to stainless steel, while sealing the occlusal surface to reduce nickel leaching and breakage.

 

Copperloy Nickel Titanium - The Nimble Copper Wire

The Copperloy family is designed to deliver a comfortable and efficient experience. The addition of copper enhances the thermal properties of the wire. 

Unique Properties of Copperloy Superelastic Wires

Scientifically Proven - Precision engineered Copper NiTi allows the wire to express fast, consistent movement.

Consistent Performance - Achieve a steady, complete expression of force across all wire sizes for a more precise finishing point. Copper NiTi wires are also more resistant to permanent deformation.

Resists Breakage - Controlled load ranges to reduce breakage.

Easy Engagement -Due to low hysteresis, the smaller loading forces make wire engagement in the slot easier, even in severe cases. Available in a wide range of sizes, force levels and transformation temperatures. Midline etched and select sizes available with stops.

Accu-Force and Accu-Force G3 - An Economic NiTi Wire Option

These advanced superelastic and heat-activated archwires are available in round, square, and rectangular for all stages of treatment.

  • Superelastic provides gentle, nearly constant forces.
  • Shape memory effect provides an overwhelming desire to return to original shape.
  • Heat activated are soft and pliable, easy to engage at room temperature, may be chilled for easier ligation.
  • Optimal tooth movement and ideal biological forces in Accu-Force G3 wires.

Accu-Force round is used as an initial archwire. The superelastic  NiTi wire provides near constant  forces during the leveling and  aligning stage of treatment.

Accu-Force G3 - Sqaure or Rectangular is an advanced superelastic archwire for early to mid treatment. Accu-Force G3 starts with low, gentle forces for the anteriors, and increases force in the posterior, where it plateaus in the molar region, all in the same wire.

Lowland NiTi

Lowland NiTi archwire features gentle, continuous forces for eˆcient tooth movement. Available in a wide selection of arch forms, these bendable NiTi wires provide an economical solution for a variety of application.

Intranol CTA

The NiTi memory and force properties of Intranol CTA are excellent for incisor flaring, leveling anterior occlusal cants, molar tip back, correction of minor open bites, Class II molar correction, and finishing.

Beta Titanium

Resolve Beta Titanium

Resolve Beta Titanium archwires are processed in smaller batches for greater consistency. Resolve contains no nickel that can cause allergic reactions in some patients. It can be used at any stage of treatment, but it is especially effective where moderate forces are necessary for early torque control and final detailing. Resolve archwires are available in AccuForm Arch Form, Ideal Arch Form and Straight Length.

Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel

Dentsply Sirona Orthodontics offers an assortment of Stainless Steel wires for your treatment needs.

Stainless Steel

Our Stainless Steel wire is made from premium type 304 VAR steel. It’s virtually free from imperfections that can cause brittleness and breakage. Our square, rectangular, and braided wires are shaped to the tightest standards, and laser monitored for total batch consistency. Available in soft, medium, and hard tempers.

Stainless Steel Multi-Strand

Multi-Strand wires come in the greatest variety of stiness to meet a wide variety of applications. All of our Multi-Strand wires are formed from 304-VAR stainless steel containing 3 to 8 strands.

• WildCat Wire – High-tempered 3 strand twisted wire

• TriCat Wire – Three twisted round wires

• Quad-Cat Wire – Pre-formed, 3 strand rectangular twisted wire

• PentaCat Wire – Coaxial wire, spooled or pre-formed, 5 strands

• HexaCat Wire – Six strand round, spooled coaxial wire

• Multi Braid Arches – Eight-strand braided edgewise wire

• WildCat Lingual Retainer Wire – Straight lengths, uniquely designed with a coarse finish

Double Key Hole Loop - Retraction Wire

Our Double Keyhole Loop stainless steel archwires are used to gently close spaces with the ideal sti­ness to maintain arch form. This wire is available in two millimeter increments from 22mm to 44mm, with two or four keyhole loops, as well as a kit containing 75 assorted sizes.

Specialty Wires

Specialty Wires - All the Metal that Matters

We offer a wide selection of high quality archwires designed to treat any situation. including a wide array of lingual, high esthetic, keyhole looped, Cobally and more.

Wherever your archwire needs take you, we deliver a solution that you can be confident in.

Lingual Archwires

Our lingual archwires are available in Sentalloy, Neo Sentalloy and Beta Titanium. These are wires that are recommended to be used with our lingual bracket lines, In-Ovation L and No•Trace.

Wires are available in .012”, .014”, .016”, .017" x .025" and .016" x .022".

High Esthetic Archwires

According to a recent patient survey by the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, ceramic appliances with clear or white wires are rated consistently higher over their metal counterparts in terms of esthetics. This is a di­erence patients are willing to pay several hundred dollars for. 

Crafted by a unique rhodium process, our High Esthetic  archwires have a low-reflectivity surface for a soft, frosted appearance delivering the same outstanding properties and performance as their standard counterparts.

Coballoy Wire

Coballoy is an inexpensive, cobalt chromium alloy wire that is remarkably tough, yet it is more malleable than stainless steel. It can be heat treated for greater resiliency, or used without heat treatment. It can be welded or soldered and is ideal for wires that require complex bending.

Brass Posted Wire

Our Posted archwires combine the resiliency of stainless steel archwire with the malleability of brass for easy directional bending of the post. Available in .018" x .025" and .019" x .025", pack of 10 wires.

Coil Springs

Sentalloy Coil Springs - Body Heat Activated So the Force Remains the Same.

Sentalloy superelastic Coil Springs are designed to deliver a gentle, continuous force to move teeth without periodontal stress. All that is needed to realize treatment objectives with Sentalloy is normal body heat, which activates the Martensitic Reaction. At other than body temperatures, the coils appear ordinary and, therefore, cannot be “bench tested.” When warmed to body temperature, however, the light, continuous force and shape memory are activated. Because of Sentalloy’s superelasticity, the constant force will be exerted when activated within normal orthodontic ranges regardless of deformation.

For the orthodontist, Sentalloy provides the ideal physiological tooth movement without patient cooperation or “round tripping.” Sentalloy also allows for fewer wire changes and office visits. For the patient, the light constant force offers greater comfort and superior treatment results.

Stop Wound Open Coil Spring

Sentalloy Stop Wound Open Coil Springs are packaged individually or in three 7” lengths to a tube. Each length is quadruple wound every 4mm. After determining the length of coil needed, simply cut the wire at the center of the tight spiral as indicated below: The quadruple wind can be cut by having one person stretch the wind while another person makes the cut; or by using a separating plier to stretch the wind and a hard wire cutter to make the cut. Sentalloy Stop Wound Open Coils with a standard lumen of .035” are available in forces of 50, 100, 150 and 200 grams. (.045” compatible coils are available in 150 grams of force only.)

Open Coil Spring

Open, or compression, coils are 15mm in length when passive and may be compressed to 3mm. Between these points, the coil will exert 50 (extra light), 100 (light), 150 (medium), 200 (heavy), or 250 (extra heavy) , and 300 (XX Heavy) grams of force until 14mm, and then the force falls to 0 as it becomes passive again. No distortion will occur during movement. These low forces limit patient discomfort and ensure good circulation in the periodontal pocket during movement. Typically, you will see 4mm of space opened in three months (this varies depending on the age and health of the patient).

To engage the open coils, mark the archwire where the mesial and distal tooth destinations are located. Crimp on the mesial stop and ligate the archwire up to the point where the spring is to be placed. Slide the coil over the archwire and crimp on the distal stops. Ligate the balance of the wire. Since the Sentalloy coil needs about 1/10 as much wire as steel, good hygiene is much easier, but do advise the patient to rinse and brush around the coil. No other adjustment is needed.

Sentalloy Closed Coil Springs

Closing spaces with closed Sentalloy coil springs brings exceptional results.  

Two designs are available:

  1. Two Eyelet Design: The initial length is 3mm unactivated (this does not include the eyelet lengths). These can be activated to 15mm without any deformation or change in force. No change in force will be seen as the coil contracts, reducing the space. To engage, slide over a molar hook and slowly stretch to the post on the cuspid bracket or a sliding hook on the archwire. Use a locking Mathieu plier on the widened platform of the eyelet. If you do not use the cuspid post, tie the archwire to the tooth you wish to move, slide on the sliding hook, then tie in the balance of the wire. Now engage the spring as above.
  2. For an eyelet with ligature wire, you have the option of hooking the eyelet on the molar, then activating the spring and tying it to the cuspid bracket with the .008” ligature wire. Should you wish to span an area greater than 15mm, measure the span first. Then place the coil on the molar hook and activate the coil 10mm. Tie the ligature wire to the bracket.  

Anterior Retracting Springs

Anterior Retracting Springs are available for segmented retraction of the maxillary four incisors. The increased force in these springs was designed to overcome the resistance of the roots and the rectangular archwire. Stops may be set on the archwire to ensure the proper destination. The eyelets are engaged from our crimped hook or an archwire lock to the molar hook. Expect 1mm of movement per month of activation.

Catalog 14 Volume III - Archwires