Frictional Properties of Self-Ligating Brackets and Low-Friction Ligatures
Maria F. Sfondrini, Danilo Fraticelli, Federico Rosti, Andrea Scribante and Paola Gandini
DOI : 10.3844/crdsp.2012.1.6
Current Research in Dentistry
Volume 3, Issue 1
Problem statement: To evaluate the frictional forces generated by five different orthodontic brackets when used in combination with stainless steel and NiTi archwires in dry conditions at physiological temperature. Approach: Five different types of maxillary canine brackets (Damon 3 MX, Step, Quick, Sprint, Mini Mono) with a slot size 0.022 inch were coupled with 0.016
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