A systematic review of force decay in orthodontic elastomeric power chains.

@article{Halimi2012ASR,
  title={A systematic review of force decay in orthodontic elastomeric power chains.},
  author={A. Halimi and Hicham Benyahia and Anas Doukkali and M F Azeroual and Fatima Zaoui},
  journal={International orthodontics},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={223-40}
}
INTRODUCTION Elastomeric chains are one of several devices used to provide force for orthodontic tooth movement, but the force they exert diminishes over time and can thus be difficult to control. The objective of this investigation was to provide a systematic review of publications pertinent to force decay in orthodontic elastomeric chains. MATERIALS AND METHODS A systematic review was performed via electronic querying of multiple databases for the period 1970-2011. Queries were limited to a… CONTINUE READING

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