Maxillary posterior intrusion mechanics with mini-implant anchorage evaluated with the finite element method.

@article{ifter2011MaxillaryPI,
  title={Maxillary posterior intrusion mechanics with mini-implant anchorage evaluated with the finite element method.},
  author={Muhsin Çifter and M{\"u}yesser Saraç},
  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={2011},
  volume={140 5},
  pages={e233-41}
}
INTRODUCTION The goal of this study was to evaluate the effects of 3 maxillary posterior intrusion mechanics with mini-implant anchorage by using the finite element method. METHODS Finite element models were generated by assembling the images obtained by computed tomography and a laser surface scanner. For each posterior dental segment, a 300-g force was applied and distributed to the mini-implants in proportion to their calculated root surface areas. RESULTS The most balanced intrusion and… CONTINUE READING