Journal of Healthcare Engineering / 2019 / Article / Fig 1

Research Article

Biomechanical Effects of Different Auxiliary-Aligner Designs for the Extrusion of an Upper Central Incisor: A Finite Element Analysis

Figure 1

The patient’s anatomical structure (a) are digitalized through optical scanning and CBCT (b). Afterwards, the two datasets are merged to create highly accurate reconstructed teeth (c). Meanwhile, attachment (d) and aligner (e) are designed through CAD operations. All the digital volumes are meshed into FEM (f), and the different configurations are simulated and analysed (g).

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