Removable Orthodontic Appliances: The Mechanical EfficiencyZafarmand and A Hamid*
Department of Orthodontics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, School of Dentistry, Evin, Tehran, IR Iran
- *Corresponding Author:
- Zafarmand AH
Department of Orthodontics
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
School of Dentistry, Evin, Tehran IR, Iran
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Received Date: November 08, 2016; Accepted Date: December 10, 2016; Published Date: December 18, 2016
Citation: Zafarmand AH (2016) Removable Orthodontic Appliances: The Mechanical Efficiency. Pediatr Dent Care 1:124.
Copyright: © 2016 Zafarmand AH. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Removable appliance should be considered as a method of interceptive orthodontic treatment and is mostly used in the mix dentition period. It basically either resolves the imminent dental problem or diminishes its severity. This is undoubtedly beneficial to the patient, in either way. However, since it is a patient-dependent, stability of the appliance in the place is very imperative. The stability is fulfilled by retentive clasps located on the appliance. This fulfillment has a substantial mechanical concept for designing. This article is a scrutiny on the retentive perspective of the appliance based upon principles of mechanics.