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Most of the elastics currently used in orthodontics are made up of polyurethane.

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Polyurethane

rubbers

resist

heat

and

withstand

remarkable stresses and pressures.. Polyurethane foams come dense to light. The ingredients of polyurethane rubbers include ethylene, propylene, glycols, adipic acid, and di-isocyanates. ď Ź

It has got an excellent strength and resistance to abrasion when compared with natural rubber. They tend to permanently distort, following long periods of time in the mouth and often lose their elastic properties. This is mainly used for elastic ligatures.

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