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Unitek™ Nitinol Archwire

Unitek™ Nitinol Super-Elastic Archwire Over twenty years ago, 3M Unitek pioneered the use of nickel titanium into orthodontists' wire progression plans, creating what would be one of the top ten innovations in orthodontic treatment. Today, we offer three variations of Nitinol Archwire: Nitinol Classic, Nitinol Heat-Activated, and Nitinol Super-Elastic.

Unitek™ Nitinol Classic Archwire
Developed as an alternative to stainless steel archwires, this "Classic" archwire continues to provide the linear elasticity and bendability of high strength steel and the elastic working range and lighter forces that only a nickel titanium can deliver. It was the first and continues to be the most versatile.

Unitek™ Nitinol Heat-Activated Archwire
Unitek Nitinol Heat-Activated archwire is thermally activated super-elastic archwire. It is the easiest of Nitinol wires to engage and it delivers light continuous forces that effectively move teeth.

Unitek™ Nitinol Super-Elastic Archwire
Unitek Nitinol Super-Elastic is easy to engage and maintains light continuous forces with a range between Nitinol Heat-Activated and Nitinol Classic.

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Unitek™ Nitinol Heat-Activated Wire Brochure (PDF 344.5 K)

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