Tilted orthodontic micro implants: a photoelastic stress analysis


Cehreli S., ARMAN ÖZÇIRPICI A., YILMAZ A.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS, vol.35, no.5, pp.563-567, 2013 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ejo/cjr070
  • Journal Name: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.563-567

Abstract

The aim of this study was to examine peri-implant stresses around orthodontic micro implants upon torque-tightening and static load application by quasi-three-dimensional photoelastic stress analysis. Self-tapping orthodontic micro implants were progressively inserted into photoelastic models at 30, 45, 70, and 90 degrees and insertion torques were measured. Stress patterns (isochromatic fringe orders) were recorded by the quasi-three - dimensional photoelastic method using a circular polariscope after insertion and 250 g static force application. Torque-tightening of implants generated peri-implant stresses. Upon insertion, 90 degree placed implants displayed the lowest and homogeneous stress distribution followed by 30, 70, and 45 degree tilted implants. Static loading did not dramatically alter stress fields around the implants tested. The highest alteration in stress distribution was observed for the 90 degree placed implant, while 70 degree tilted implant had the lowest stresses among tilted implants. Torque-tightening of orthodontic micro implants creates a stress field that is not dramatically altered after application of static lateral moderate orthodontic loads, particularly at the cervical region of tilted implants.