Effect of esthetic coating on surface roughness of orthodontic archwires
Publication date: Available online 10 August 2017
Author(s): Seyed Mohammad Mousavi, Milad Shamohammadi, Zahra Rastegaar, Masoumeh Skini, Vahid Rakhshan
Background and aimEsthetic wires are commonly used in orthodontic treatments. Surface roughness is an important factor in the friction and bacterial adhesion in these wires. Surface roughness of esthetic wires has not been assessed, except in a few recent (mostly qualitative esthetics) studies. The aim of this study was to quantitatively compare the surface roughness of 4 coated esthetic wires with that of a...