Straight 8 retains the teeth in position at the end of orthodontic treatment. Flattened 8 strand braided wire is a lower profile than other leading brands, only 0.028" x 0.008". Contours easily to the lingual surface of the tooth. Straight 8 is compatible with all types of adhesive and cuts easily without fraying. Straight 8 has received excellent feedback on performance during our clinical trials.
Blue Elgiloy is initially the softest of the tempers. It can be welded with low heat, and soldered without embrittling. Blue Elgiloy is recommended when the wire to be used is over .020” (0.508mm) or when the wire requires considerable bending, welding or soldering. Excellent for edgewise arches, lingual arches, retainers and removables.
Superior physical properties
Longer functioning as a resilient spring wire without distortion or fatigue
Easy soldering without annealing
Easy heat-treating to increase physical properties
Simple electrolyte polishing