Single Tooth Torquing AuxiliaryCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Benoy Mathew,
Professor, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Annoor Dental College, Ernakulam-686673, Kerala, India.
This paper demonstrates the biomechanics used in orthodontics for the labial movement of a lingually blocked out tooth. Alignment of a lingually blocked out tooth with proper expression of labial root torque is often challenging as creation of a moment to force ratio of higher than 10:1 is difficult in the oral environment. This high moment to force ratio is needed to move the root of the tooth ahead of the crown. Here, we demonstrate a very simple spring that can torque the root ahead of crown and align the teeth to the remaining dentition by maintaining the moment to force ratio in a more than 10:1 value. This will move the root ahead of crown into the medullary area and the crown follows the root into a good alignment.
Biomechanics, Lingually blocked out tooth, Moment
Benoy Mathew, Sunil Sunny, Denny Joseph, George Jose, Anvar. SINGLE TOOTH TORQUING AUXILIARY. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2017 November [cited: 2017 Nov 22 ]; 11:ZH01-ZH02. Available from
Date of Submission: Apr 05, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Jun 24, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Aug 23, 2017
Date of Publishing: Nov 01, 2017
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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