measurement of localized force and torque.
Pain and pressure sensations arising during orthodontic treatment due to force and torque are usually gauged by the attending dentist while considering a patient’s inherent pain tolerance. By means of a bracket-integrated capacitive sensor unit, forces and pressure acting on individual teeth can be rapidly and reliably determined. Measured values are read through a counter-contact on the bracket, or in a contactless manner, with the assistance of a special orthodontic instrument. Measured changes allow the calculation of the necessary readjustments for successful tooth positioning, which results in an efficient, cost-effective and non-traumatic ongoing treatment. In addition, the measurement and acquisition of data relating to time dependent changes leads to better appraisal of the necessary readjustments, and correspondingly, to a reduction in treatment times and costs.
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