Accession Number : ADA281979


Title :   An Investigation of the Posterior Component of Occlusal Force


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : Conroy, John J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a281979.pdf


Report Date : May 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 131


Abstract : Most authors acknowledge that movement of teeth, beyond that caused intentionally through application of fixed or removable orthodontic appliances, can be attributed to multifactorial components of force. Proffit (1978) noted that four primary factors influence the equilibrium position of the dentition: (1) intrinsic forces by the tongue and lips, (2) extrinsic forces such as habits or orthodontic appliances, (3) dental occlusion forces, and (4) periodontal membrane forces. A stable occlusion would purportedly results when balance in terms of magnitude, duration, and direction of forces is achieved between those factors.


Descriptors :   *TEETH , *ORTHODONTICS , *MANDIBLE , THESES , OBSTRUCTION(PHYSIOLOGY)


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE