Employing Bends in Everyday Orthodontic Mechanics
- To develop wire bending skills in support of Straight Wire Orthodontic treatment.
Instruments & Material Needed (Prior to Start of Class):
- Arch Marker
- Bird Beak Plier
- Heavy Duty Wire Cutter
- .032 Stainless Steel Straight Wire
- In this exercise, the objective is to practice making multiple planned bends in a typical .032 Stainless Steel archwire (used in the construction of many orthodontic appliances).
- “Plan your work and work your plan!”
- You will draw, on a piece of paper, your initials or name in the actual size and outline that you will then use as a template to guide you as you bend the wire to reflect your template design and bend your name.
- RULES: YOU CAN’T CROSS BACK OVER YOUR WIRE AND IT HAS TO LAY FLAT ON THE TABLE WHEN FINISHED! This will help you learn to control your plier and your bends.
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