Shape-Memory Alloy Wires

NASA Technology Applied to Orthodontics

Most progressive orthodontists would agree that the single greatest technological advancement in the history of our profession has been the introduction of thermoplastic shape-memory wires. These were developed from an alloy invented by NASA for other purposes.

The unique properties of these wires allow them to produce a very light continuous force on the teeth, making braces treatment more comfortable than ever before.

Slight changes in the methods of manufacturing these wires continues to improve their biomechanical properties even further, and we are always using the latest and best that science has to offer.