JOURNAL OF DHAKA DENTAL COLLEGE

Roughness of Stainless Steel Archwires after Clinical Use in Orthodontic Patient


Background: Roughness is a measure of texture of a surface and influences how an object will interact with its environment. Orthodontic archwires in mouth are in contact with a varirty of substance that poses potent effect on their surface integrity.Surface roughness may affect friction coefficient,corrosion and biocompatibility of the archwire.  The aim of the study is to investigate the  roughness of stainless steel archwires before and after clinical use. 

 

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