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Table 2 Archwires selected for the study

From: Torque expression capacity of 0.018 and 0.022 bracket slots by changing archwire material and cross section

Material Cross section Size Type Manufacturer
SS Square .016×.016 Straight Ormco
STB SS Square .017×.017 Curved Ormco
STB SS Square .018×.018 Curved Ormco
SS Rectangular .016×.022 Straight Ormco
SS Rectangular .017×.022 Straight Ormco
SS Rectangular .017×.025 Straight Ormco
SS Rectangular .018×.022 Straight Ormco
SS Rectangular .018×.025 Straight Ormco
SS Rectangular .019×.025 Straight Ormco
SS Rectangular .021×.025 Straight Ormco
Supertempered SS Rectangular .016×.022 Curved GAC DENTSPLY
Supertempered SS Rectangular .018×.022 Curved GAC DENTSPLY
STB TMA Square .0175×.0175 Curved Ormco
Damon TMA Rectangular .019×.025 Curved Ormco
Damon TMA Rectangular .021×.025 Curved Ormco
STB CuNiTi Square .016×.016 Curved Ormco
STB CuNiTi Square .017×.017 Curved Ormco
STB CuNiTi Square .018×.018 Curved Ormco
Smartclip Nitinol SuperElastic Dimpled Rectangular .017×.025 Curved 3M Unitek
Damon CuNiTi Rectangular .018×.025 Curved Ormco
Nitinol SuperElastic Rectangular .019×.025 Curved 3M Unitek
Nitinol Heat-Activated Rectangular .019×.025 Curved 3M Unitek
Smartclip Nitinol Hybrid Rectangular .019×.025 Curved 3M Unitek
Nitinol Heat-Activated Rectangular .021×.025 Curved 3M Unitek