Journal of International Society of Preventive and Community Dentistry

: 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 110--114

Revolution in Orthodontics: Finite element analysis

Johar Rajvinder Singh1, Prabhuraj Kambalyal2, Megha Jain3, Piyush Khandelwal3 
1 PhD Scholar in Dental Sciences, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Pacific Academy of Higher Education and Research University, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, Darshan Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Orthodontics, Chhattisgarh Dental College and Research Instiute, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, India

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Engineering has not only developed in the field of medicine but has also become quite established in the field of dentistry, especially Orthodontics. Finite element analysis (FEA) is a computational procedure to calculate the stress in an element, which performs a model solution. This structural analysis allows the determination of stress resulting from external force, pressure, thermal change, and other factors. This method is extremely useful for indicating mechanical aspects of biomaterials and human tissues that can hardly be measured in vivo. The results obtained can then be studied using visualization software within the finite element method (FEM) to view a variety of parameters, and to fully identify implications of the analysis. This is a review to show the applications of FEM in Orthodontics. It is extremely important to verify what the purpose of the study is in order to correctly apply FEM.

How to cite this article:
Singh JR, Kambalyal P, Jain M, Khandelwal P. Revolution in Orthodontics: Finite element analysis.J Int Soc Prevent Communit Dent 2016;6:110-114

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Singh JR, Kambalyal P, Jain M, Khandelwal P. Revolution in Orthodontics: Finite element analysis. J Int Soc Prevent Communit Dent [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Jan 29 ];6:110-114
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