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Part B: Supplementary Information Sheet (SIS)
FR Recognition List Number 055 Date of Entry 12/21/2020 
FR Recognition Number 4-268
Standard
ISO 15841 Second edition 2014-08
Dentistry - Wires for use in orthodontics [Including AMENDMENT 1 (2020)]
U.S. Identical Adoption
ANSI ADA Standard No. 32-2017
Orthodontic Wires
Scope/Abstract
ISO 15841:2014 specifies requirements and test methods for wires to be used in fixed and removable orthodontic appliances. It includes preformed orthodontic archwires but excludes springs and other preformed components.

ISO 15841:2014 gives detailed requirements concerning the presentation of the physical and mechanical properties of orthodontic wires, the test methods by which they can be determined, and packaging and labelling information.
Extent of Recognition
Complete standard
Rationale for Recognition
This standard is relevant to medical devices and is recognized on its scientific and technical merit and/or because it supports existing regulatory policies.
Public Law, CFR Citation(s) and Procode(s)*
Regulation Number Device Name Device Class Product Code
§872.5410 Wire, Orthodontic Class 1 DZC
§872.5570 Device, Anti-Snoring Class 2 LRK
§872.5570 Device, Jaw Repositioning Class 2 LQZ
FDA Technical Contacts
 Bobak Shirmohammadi
  FDA/OC/CDRH/OPEQ/OHTI/DHTIB/
  301-796-3639
  Bobak.Shirmohammadi@fda.hhs.gov
 Michael Adjodha
  FDA/OC/CDRH/OPEQ/OHTI/DHTIB/
  301-796-6276
  michael.adjodha@fda.hhs.gov
Standards Development Organization
ISO International Organization for Standardization https://www.iso.org/
FDA Specialty Task Group (STG)
Dental/ENT
*These are provided as examples and others may be applicable.
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