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A stable mini-implant provides a splendid orthodontic anchorage, which leads a profound influence to the treatment course. This study used finite element method, with a molar and premolar on the posterior mandible by computerized simulation, to investigate the biomechanical effects of the orthodontic mini-implant. Factorial analyses were performed including the cortical bone thickness, the diameter of the mini-implant and angle of the orthodontic force. The results showed that the diameter of the mini-implant affected the stress distribution on the cortical bone. All parameters had significantly effects on the cancellous bone stresses. The force angle and the diameter of the mini-implant altered the ability of the mini-implant which carries the orthodontic stresses.
Chen, Chih-Yu; Lin, Ting-Sheng; Lin, Li-Wen; Tsai, Feng-Ye; and Yang, Chen-Jung
"Factorial Analyses in the Biomechcanical Effects of the Orthodontic Nini-implant,"
Taiwanese Journal of Orthodontics: Vol. 22:
2, Article 2.
https://doi.org/10.30036/TJO.201006.0002 Available at: https://www.tjo.org.tw/tjo/vol22/iss2/2
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