Initial alignment

I have always felt that it is best not to change the initial 0.012 or 0.014-inch NiTi wire in a 4 week interval in every case. Often these wires can be left in place for a couple of orthodontic adjustment appointments.

Here is an article from Kevin O’Brian’s blog on this topic.

“From a clinical perspective, I would not usually make a fixed decision about progressing from 0.014-inch to 0.016-inch NiTi at 4 weeks (and would typically leave initial aligning wires in place for a more extended period than this).”