Adams orthodontic pliers are usually used for adjusting orthodontic appliances. Stainless Steel is often the construction material of choice. The tips or beaks of the Adam pliers are often made of Tungsten Carbide for superior gripe and strength. Tungsten Carbide is also very corrosion resistant, an important aspect to look for in any dental pliers or cutter. The beak of Adams orthodontic pliers can vary in shape, for example they may have one side that is pyramid shape with the other side a cone shape for the ultimate grip, maneuverability and forming. Be sure that the Adam orthodontic pliers you choose are made of high-grade medical stainless steel, are corrosion resistant, heat-treated and autoclavable.