Archwires for Braces

To adjust or replace archwires or to learn more, contact Dr. Sutter today at (503) 558-0410

Archwires for braces come in two cross sections:

  • Round archwires
  • Rectangular archwires

Dr. Sutter can help find the treatment option that is best for your individual needs. Contact Dr. Sutter today at (503) 558-0410.

Archwires for Braces: Round Cross-section

Round Archwire

When viewed in cross-section, the shape of the wire is round. Round archwires are often used in earlier stages of orthodontic treatment to level and align teeth. Archwires fit into the slots in brackets and actually move the teeth.
Archwires for Braces: Rectangular Cross-section

Rectangular Archwire

When viewed in cross-section, the shape of a rectangular archwire is rectangular – square on both ends with a long segment in between. Rectangular archwires are often used in later stages of orthodontic treatment to control and refine tooth movement. Archwires fit into the slots in brackets and actually move the teeth.