Self-lubricating coatings containing fullerene-like WS2 nanoparticles for orthodontic wires and other possible medical applications

@article{Katz2006SelflubricatingCC,
  title={Self-lubricating coatings containing fullerene-like WS2 nanoparticles for orthodontic wires and other possible medical applications},
  author={Alain Katz and Meir Redlich and Lev Rapoport and Hanoch Daniel Wagner and Reshef Tenne},
  journal={Tribology Letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={21},
  pages={135-139}
}
Uneven malaligned teeth are a problem afflicting large numbers of people, having significant economic and societal repercussions. Sliding a tooth along an archwire during orthodontic treatment involves a frictional type of force which resists this movement, causing a number of adverse effects. First, using excessive orthodontic force, leads to unwanted movements of the anchor teeth and increasing the risk of damage to the roots of the teeth. Furthermore, the frictional force is distributed… CONTINUE READING

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