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  1. #1
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    Strange 'part' on Archwire?

    Hi guys, I can't find any info on what's on my wire, so I thought I'd reach out to someone who may know.

    Thanks in advance!
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    Last edited by monomer15; 03-26-2014 at 01:46 PM.

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    Those are called stops. Some doctors crimp them on to the wire to prevent them from sliding too much, where some may slide the distance of a couple of brackets and end up poking out the back.
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    I had a couple of those on my lower arch. What are they for? Mine were on each side of my mid line.

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