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Individualization of the three-piece base arch mechanics according to various periodontal support levels: A finite element analysis

Gustavo Hauber Gameiro, Jorge Eugenio Bocchiardo, Michel Dalstra, Paolo Maria Cattaneo



INTRODUCTION: The orthodontic correction of periodontally compromised dentitions constitutes a huge challenge in the clinical practice of adult orthodontics. The biological and physical distinct features of these conditions require a carefully designed mechanical plan for the successful treatment of these complex cases. SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION: A segment of a human maxilla containing the central and lateral incisors, obtained from autopsy, was scanned with microcomputed tomography, and a finite element (FE) model was generated to represent an intact periodontal dentition. Based on this model, three additional models simulating a mild, moderate and severe bone alveolar loss were created..

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