Frictional and mechanical properties of diamond-like carbon-coated orthodontic brackets.

@article{Muguruma2013FrictionalAM,
  title={Frictional and mechanical properties of diamond-like carbon-coated orthodontic brackets.},
  author={Takeshi Muguruma and Masahiro Iijima and William A. Brantley and Susumu Nakagaki and Kazuhiko Endo and Itaru Mizoguchi},
  journal={European journal of orthodontics},
  year={2013},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={216-22}
}
This study investigated the effects of a diamond-like carbon (DLC) coating on frictional and mechanical properties of orthodontic brackets. DLC films were deposited on stainless steel brackets using the plasma-based ion implantation/deposition (PBIID) method under two different atmospheric conditions. As-received metal brackets served as the control. Two sizes of stainless steel archwires, 0.018 inch diameter and 0.017 × 0.025 inch cross-section dimensions, were used for measuring static and… CONTINUE READING