Effect of archwire cross-section changes on force levels during complex tooth alignment with conventional and self-ligating brackets.

@article{Montasser2015EffectOA,
  title={Effect of archwire cross-section changes on force levels during complex tooth alignment with conventional and self-ligating brackets.},
  author={Mona A Montasser and Ludger Keilig and Tarek El-Bialy and Susanne Reimann and Andreas J{\"a}ger and Christoph Bourauel},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  year={2015},
  volume={147 4 Suppl},
  pages={S101-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Our objective was to investigate the effect of archwire cross-section increases on the levels of force applied to teeth during complex malalignment correction with various archwire-bracket combinations using an experimental biomechanical setup. METHODS The study comprised 3 types of orthodontic brackets: (1) conventional ligating brackets (Victory Series [3M Unitek, Monrovia, Calif] and Mini-Taurus [Rocky Mountain Orthodontics, Denver, Colo]), (2) self-ligating brackets… CONTINUE READING