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Table 2 Orthodontic archwires used in the study

From: A new esthetic fiber-reinforced polymer composite resin archwire: a comparative atomic force microscope (AFM) and field-emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) study

Wire Wire size (in.) and brand Composition Manufacturer
Translucent composite 0.018 Mixture of cured copolymers, Bis-EMA, TEGDMA, and glass fibers BioMers Products LLC, Naples, FL, USA
Nickel titanium 0.018 52% Ni, 45% Ti, and 3% Co International Orthodontic Services Inc., Houston, TX, USA
  1. Wires of 0.018-in. dimension were studied for friction and roughness with various archwire-bracket combinations. Bis-EMA, ethoxylated bisphenol A glycol dimethacrylate; TEGDMA, triethylene glycol dimethacrylate.