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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of cross-head speed on debonding force of orthodontic brackets. METHODS One hundred and twenty extracted permanent bovine mandibular incisors were randomly divided into 4 groups of 30 specimens each. Teeth were bonded with stainless steel orthodontic brackets. Enamel surfaces were etched(More)
The objective of this paper is to evaluate magnetic field interactions at 1.5 and 3 T for 20 orthodontic devices used for fixed orthodontic therapy. Twenty springs and auxiliary parts made from varying ferromagnetic alloys were tested for magnetic field interactions in the static magnetic field at 1.5 and 3 T. Magnetic translational force Fz (in(More)
The aim of this longitudinal cephalometric study was to evaluate craniofacial growth changes in subjects with an anterior open bite in the deciduous dentition. From longitudinal records of untreated subjects, an open bite group (n = 14) was selected at the age of 5 years based on the presence of a negative overbite and compared with a control group (n = 14)(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to determine the influence of debonding force direction in shear bond strength testing of orthodontic brackets in vitro. METHODS One hundred fifty extracted bovine permanent mandibular incisors were randomly divided into 5 groups of 30 specimens each. Before bonding with a composite adhesive, enamel surfaces were(More)
The microstructure of enamel like most biological tissues has a hierarchical structure which determines their mechanical behavior. However, current studies of the mechanical behavior of enamel lack a systematic investigation of these hierarchical length scales. In this study, we performed macroscopic uni-axial compression tests and the spherical indentation(More)
The gradient of structural alteration and molecular exchange across CO(2) laser-irradiated areas in dental enamel was analyzed by Raman and attenuated total reflectance infrared microspectroscopy. The type and the degree of structural changes in morphologically distinguishable zones within the laser spot vary depending on the laser-irradiation(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the present study was to analyze the influence of debonding force location in shear bond strength testing of orthodontic brackets in vitro. METHODS Ninety extracted permanent bovine mandibular incisors were randomly divided into 3 groups of 30 specimens each. Teeth were bonded with stainless steel orthodontic brackets. Enamel(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate static magnetic field interactions for 32 commonly used orthodontic brackets in a 3.0 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. MATERIALS AND METHODS 32 orthodontic brackets consisting of a steel alloy (n = 27), a cobalt-chromium alloy (n = 2), ceramic (n = 1), ceramic with a steel slot (n = 1), and titanium (n = 1) from 13 different(More)
The influence of dynamic mechanical loading and of surface nitridation on the nickel release from superelastic nickel-titanium orthodontic wires was investigated under ultrapure conditions. Commercially available superelastic NiTi arch wires (size 0.018 x 0.025'') without surface modification (Neo Sentalloy) and with nitrogen ion implantation surface(More)
To assess radiofrequency (RF)-induced heating of fixed orthodontic appliances during acquisition of three different sequences in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 3 Tesla. Ten commonly used fixed orthodontic appliances were investigated utilizing a phantom head and simulating the in vivo intraoral situation. A 3 Tesla MRI system (Intera, Philips Medical(More)