The effects of friction and flexural rigidity of the archwire on canine movement in sliding mechanics: a numerical simulation with a 3-dimensional finite element method.

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INTRODUCTION The purposes of this article were to clarify the combined effect of friction and an archwire's flexural rigidity on canine movement in sliding mechanics, and to explain how to select a suitable archwire and force level for efficient bodily movement. METHODS A numerical simulation was carried out by using a 3-dimensional finite element method… (More)

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