Dr. Paul Sokolowski may use a heat-activated nickel-titanium (NiTi) wire in your orthodontic treatment. NiTi wires are designed to help your teeth move into their proper positions more effectively, making your treatment shorter and much more comfortable. To learn more about heat-activated NiTi wires in Newport Beach, California, and to schedule a consultation with our experienced orthodontist, please call Daghlian Pediatric Dentistry & Sokolowski Orthodontics today at 949-706-7006.
Heat-activated NiTi wires are most frequently used with self-ligating braces, as the technologies go hand-in-hand. By using a heat-activated NiTi wire, our orthodontist can reduce the length of your treatment time, minimize your discomfort, and limit the amount of time you spend in our office having your braces adjusted.
Our practice uses heat-activated NiTi wires because they combine shape memory and elasticity with excellent mechanical properties. While the mechanical properties that move your tooth are the same as those of regular orthodontic wires, the shape memory and elasticity of heat-activated NiTi wires are what truly sets this technology apart. Shape memory means that the wire will hold its same shape, and is unlikely to be bent or changed into a shape that will hinder tooth movement. The elasticity of NiTi wires makes it possible for your wire to undergo an internal transformation, which causes the release of constant force over a long range of tooth movement.
For more information about how heat-activated NiTi wires can enhance your orthodontic treatment, contact our office today.