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Insertion torque of orthodontic miniscrews according to changes in shape, diameter and length.
Angle Orthod ; 78(2): 234-40, 2008 Mar.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-18251617


To determine the variation in the insertion torque of orthodontic miniscrews according to the screw length, diameter, and shape. MATERIALS AND


The maximum insertion torque (MIT) was measured using a torque tester at a constant speed of 3 rotations per minute. Cylindrical and taper type of miniscrews (Biomaterials Korea Inc, Seoul, Korea) with different lengths, diameters, and pitches were tested.


The results showed that the insertion torque significantly increased with increasing screw length (P < .01). In particular, there was a significant increase in torque with increasing screw length and diameter (P < .01). An analysis of the serial insertion torque of miniscrews revealed the cylindrical type screw to have much higher insertion torque at the incomplete screw thread, while the taper type screw showed a much higher insertion torque at the final inclination part of the screw thread. The insertion torque was affected by the outer diameter, length, and shape in that order.


An increase in screw diameter can efficiently reinforce the initial stability of the miniscrew, but the proximity of the root at the implanted site should be considered.





Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Parafusos Ósseos / Desenho de Aparelho Ortodôntico / Implantação Dentária Endo-Óssea / Procedimentos de Ancoragem Ortodôntica Idioma: Inglês Revista: Angle Orthod Ano de publicação: 2008 Tipo de documento: Artigo