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Three-dimensional evaluation of the transfer accuracy of a bracket jig fabricated using computer-aided design and manufacturing to the anterior dentition: An in vitro study

Authors
 Jae-Hyun Park  ;  Jin-Young Choi  ;  Seong-Hun Kim  ;  Su-Jung Kim  ;  Kee-Joon Lee  ;  Gerald Nelson 
Citation
 KOREAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS(대한치과교정학회지), Vol.51(6) : 375-386, 2021-11 
Journal Title
KOREAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS(대한치과교정학회지)
ISSN
 2234-7518 
Issue Date
2021-11
Keywords
3D scanner ; Bonding ; Bracket ; Digital model
Abstract
Objective: To evaluate the accuracy of a one-piece bracket jig system fabricated using computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) by employing three-dimensional (3D) digital superimposition.

Methods: This in vitro study included 226 anterior teeth selected from 20 patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. Bracket position errors from each of the 40 arches were analyzed quantitatively via 3D digital superimposition (best-fit algorithm) of the virtual bracket and actual bracket after indirect bonding, after accounting for possible variables that may affect accuracy, such as crowding and presence of the resin base.

Results: The device could transfer the bracket accurately to the desired position of the patient's dentition within a clinically acceptable range of ± 0.05 mm and 2.0° for linear and angular measurements, respectively. The average linear measurements ranged from 0.029 to 0.101 mm. Among the angular measurements, rotation values showed the least deviation and ranged from 0.396° to 0.623°. Directional bias was pronounced in the vertical direction, and many brackets were bonded toward the occlusal surface. However, no statistical difference was found for the three angular measurement values (torque, angulation, and rotation) in any of the groups classified according to crowding. When the teeth were moderately crowded, the mesio-distal, bucco-lingual, and rotation measurement values were affected by the presence of the resin base.

Conclusions: The characteristics of the CAD/CAM one-piece jig system were demonstrated according to the influencing factors, and the transfer accuracy was verified to be within a clinically acceptable level for the indirect bracket bonding of anterior teeth.
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DOI
10.4041/kjod.2021.51.6.375
Appears in Collections:
2. College of Dentistry (치과대학) > Dept. of Orthodontics (교정과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Lee, Kee Joon(이기준) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0782-3128
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/190615
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