Temporary anchorage device stability: an evaluation of thread shape factor.

@article{Migliorati2012TemporaryAD,
  title={Temporary anchorage device stability: an evaluation of thread shape factor.},
  author={Marco Migliorati and Alessio Signori and Armando Silvestrini-Biavati},
  journal={European journal of orthodontics},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={582-6}
}
The resistance to extraction of temporary anchorage devices (TADs) depends on various factors, including miniscrew design, shear strength, and bone density. This research introduces the thread shape factor (TSF) as a new factor for the evaluation of TAD mechanical properties. The authors evaluated three TADs for a total of 27 tests: Mini-impianto autoforante (Leone, 1.75 mm diameter and 8 mm length), Orthoscrew (Leader Ortodonzia, 1.65 mm diameter and 9 mm length), and MAS (Miniscrew Anchorage… CONTINUE READING
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