Frictional forces and surface topography of a new ceramic bracket.

  title={Frictional forces and surface topography of a new ceramic bracket.},
  author={Kazuo Tanne and Siro Matsubara and Y Hotei and Mamoru Sakuda and Makoto Yoshida},
  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},
  volume={106 3},
The present study was designed to measure the frictional forces between orthodontic wires and a new ceramic bracket and to investigate the differences in the frictional forces with the new and two previously available ceramic brackets. Frictional forces were measured during the sliding of 0.016 x 0.022-inch and 0.017 x 0.022-inch cobalt-chromium alloy wire through three brackets bonded to a simulated tooth. The wires were not ligated into the brackets, so as to eliminate the influences of… CONTINUE READING


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