Sandoval Vidal, Paulo; Lara L, Alejandro; Minte Hidalgo, Carolina; Gutiérrez Moraga, Pedro


The copper-nickel-titanium (NitiCu) are characterized by shape memory superelastic transforming from an austeNitic state to martensitic to a different temperature, to which heat activated wires is called, this property is widely used in orthodontics. Will be followed by a literature review of these wires on the subject of a clinical case.

KEY WORDS: NitiCu wires, heat activated, martensitic, austeNitic.

How to cite this article

SANDOVAL, V. P.; LARA, L. A.; MINTE, H. C. & GUTIÉRREZ, M. P. Characterization of NitiCu wires for orthodontic use. A case report.Int. J. Odontostomat., 6(1):65-70, 2012.