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Materials Used for Braces

03/08/2010

Question:

I have had braces for the last 3 1/2 years, almost 4. When I would go to the dentist, they would place a circular like wire on top of the brackets and attach the `hook` to the wire. What is this called?

Answer:

Sounds like a Kobayashi tie.

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Response by:

Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD Mark G Hans, DDS, MSD
Professor of Orthodontics
School of Dental Medicine
Case Western Reserve University