Objectives. In this study, a clear aligner was moved at intervals of 0.25 mm and pressure variations were assessed using a sensor. Methods. The model used for producing the clear aligner was created using a 3-dimensional printer. A clear, circular thermoplastic of 0.75 mm thickness was used for making the clear aligner using the vacuum forming method. A pressure sensor was used to assess the pressure in the device, and the variation in the sheet pressure was statistically analyzed tooth movement using the clear aligner, moving at an interval of 0.25 mm, is recommended. Results. The results of pressure sensor assessment showed that the pressure of the devices with 0.25 mm and 1.00 mm movements was identical to that of the device with 0 mm movement. In other words, the pressure sensor could not distinguish the pressure of devices that moved 0.25 mm and 1.00 mm. Conclusions. This experiment demonstrated that a movement of more than 0.50 mm is needed to apply the appropriate pressures needed for orthodontics in a clear polymer sheet.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)