JOURNAL of oral health

Official Publication of Dhaka Dental College Teachers' Association

Friction of Stainless Steel Archwires after Clinical Use in Orthodontic Patient

Friction is a force that retards or resists the relative motion of the two objects in contact. The friction present during orthodontic sliding
mechanics represents a clinical challenge to the orthodontists because high levels of friction may reduce the effectiveness of the mechanics, decrease
tooth movement efficiency and further complicate anchorage control. The aim of the study is to investigate the friction of stainless steel archwires after
clinical use.


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