A mathematical model for hypothetical force distribution between opposing jaws.

@article{Kieser1996AMM,
  title={A mathematical model for hypothetical force distribution between opposing jaws.},
  author={Julius A. Kieser and Tim Gebbie and K Ksiezycka},
  journal={The Journal of the Dental Association of South Africa = Die Tydskrif van die Tandheelkundige Vereniging van Suid-Afrika},
  year={1996},
  volume={51 11},
  pages={701-5}
}
In the present study we tested the hypothesis that the lower jaw was not simply a Class III lever in which bite force was simply related to jaw length. Dimensions considered relevant were measured on 58 (29 male) dry skulls housed in the Dart Collection. These values were then applied to a mathematical model in which were combined analyses of presumed forces in both sagittal and frontal planes. Our results show that calculated forces increase linearly along the model of a dental arch until a… CONTINUE READING