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Fig. 1 | Progress in Orthodontics

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From: Synergistic effect of wire bending and salivary pH on surface properties and mechanical properties of orthodontic stainless steel archwires

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Typical force-deflection curves of an elastic material. The flexural Young’s modulus and maximum force value are indicated as brown circles. The flexural Young’s modulus is calculated as the slope of the linear portion of the curve by taking into account the dimensions of the wire. The maximum force is the maximum amount of force a material can withstand before it starts to fail. Curve a represents a stiffer material than curve b

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