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Measurement Of Displacements Introduced By Extra-Oral Orthodontic Forces On A Macerated Skull By Means Of Speckle Interferometry: A Preliminary Report
Author(s): J. Kleutghen; L. R. Dermaut; P. M. Boone; M. De Caluwe
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Paper Abstract

A technique was developed for measuring tooth displacements, caused by extraoral orthodontic forces. By using speckle-interferometry as measurement technique and a macerated dry human skull as test object, a reliable investigation procedure is developed. Resolution of total displacement into vector components is realized by simple trigonometry. These observations showed to be very interesting for the understanding of the biomechanics of clinical headgear forces. For the purpose of orthodontic research speckle interferometry was applied and is expected to be a promising technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 June 1983
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0369, Max Born Centenary Conf, (16 June 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.934421
Show Author Affiliations
J. Kleutghen, State University Gent (Belgium)
L. R. Dermaut, State University Gent (Belgium)
P. M. Boone, State University Gent (Belgium)
M. De Caluwe, State University Gent (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0369:
Max Born Centenary Conf
M. John Colles; D. William Swift, Editor(s)

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