Force-extension characteristics of orthodontic elastics.

@article{Bales1977ForceextensionCO,
  title={Force-extension characteristics of orthodontic elastics.},
  author={T R Bales and Spiro J. Chaconas and Angelo A. Caputo},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics},
  year={1977},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={
          296-302
        }
}
The force-extension characteristics for a wide range of elastics were determined. It was found that (1) selection of elastics were determined. It was found that (1) selection of elastics based on 3 x lumen size will probably result in more force being generated than was previously reported, (2) there is very little difference seen in force-extension characteristics when the two manufacturers' elastics are compared, and (3) for experimental purposes, elastic testing can be done in the dry state… CONTINUE READING

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