Mechanical analysis of orthodontic springs

Jie Chen, Ken Chen, Thomas R. Katona, James J. Baldwin, Gordon Arbuckle

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Abstract

A finite element models of four orthodontic spring designs were located. With activation only in the X-Y plane, three loading components on each of the two brackets were calculated. The objectives of this study were to determine the load components produced by the four springs. For horizontal and vertical activations, Mzl and Mzr, and Fx and Fy parameters were calculated. These were then used to determine stiffness and moment/force ratios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages389-390
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1994Nov 11 1994

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OtherProceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
CityChicago, IL, USA
Period11/6/9411/11/94

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  • Engineering(all)

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    Chen, J., Chen, K., Katona, T. R., Baldwin, J. J., & Arbuckle, G. (1994). Mechanical analysis of orthodontic springs. 389-390. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Chicago, IL, USA, .