Force system generated by an adjustable molar root movement mechanism.

@article{Viecilli2009ForceSG,
  title={Force system generated by an adjustable molar root movement mechanism.},
  author={Rodrigo F Viecilli and Jie Chen and T R Katona and Wilbur Eugene Roberts},
  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={2009},
  volume={135 2},
  pages={165-73}
}
INTRODUCTION Tooth movement simulation is important for planning the optimal force system and appliance design to correct a specific malocclusion. Experimental verification of a 3-dimensional force system is described for a unique molar root movement strategy that can be adapted to many clinical scenarios. METHODS The force system was measured for molar root movement springs that had adjustable alpha (anterior) and beta (posterior) moments. A 3-dimensional transducer assessed moments and… CONTINUE READING