Recent innovations in metallurgy have created new instruments and techniques which have revolutionized old dental techniques. The most impressive new material is Nickel Titanium. Dental manufacturers have embraced this metal and are using it in orthodontics and endodontics. The beauty of this material it that it has shape memory, this important feature allows clinicians as myself to place nickel titanium wires into dental orthodontic brackets without making multiple bends, Its memory allows tooth movement with low forces. In root canal therapy the nickel titanium files are able to follow tortuous bends in canals, without breaking. The introduction of nickel titanium into the dental field has greatly advanced the success of orthodontic and endodontic treatment.
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