Next Article in Journal
The Anchorage of Bone Cells onto an Yttria-Stabilized Zirconia Surface with Mild Nano-Micro Curved Profiles
Next Article in Special Issue
Primary Evaluation of Shape Recovery of Orthodontic Aligners Fabricated from Shape Memory Polymer (A Typodont Study)
Previous Article in Journal
Condylar Neck and Sub-Condylar Fractures: Surgical Consideration and Evolution of the Technique with Short Follow-Up on Five Cases
Review

Application of Nanotechnology in Orthodontic Materials: A State-of-the-Art Review

Faculty of Dentistry, University of Padova, via Giustiniani 2, 35100 Padova, Italy
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Dent. J. 2020, 8(4), 126; https://doi.org/10.3390/dj8040126
Received: 21 September 2020 / Revised: 19 October 2020 / Accepted: 22 October 2020 / Published: 9 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Applied Science and Technology in Orthodontics)
Nanotechnology refers to the science that manipulates matter at molecular and atomic levels, and studies matter at the nanoscale level to detect and exploit the useful properties that derive from these dimensions; materials with components less than 100 nm in at least one dimension are called nanomaterials. Nanotechnology is applied in many fields, such as medicine (nanomedicine) and dentistry (nano-dentistry). The purpose of these innovations and research in this field is to improve human life and health. This article aims to summarize and describe what the most recent and known innovations of nanotechnology in dentistry are, focusing on and paying particular attention to the branch that is orthodontics, and on the application of new nanomaterials in the realization, for example, of orthodontic elastomeric ligatures, orthodontic power chains, and orthodontic miniscrews. We also address a very important topic in orthodontics, which is how to reduce the friction force. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanotechnology; nano-dentistry; orthodontics; nanomedicine; nanomaterials in dentistry; nanobiomaterials; nanorobots in dentistry; silver nanoparticles; nanocomposite; dentifrobots; nanorobots; fullerene nanoparticles nanotechnology; nano-dentistry; orthodontics; nanomedicine; nanomaterials in dentistry; nanobiomaterials; nanorobots in dentistry; silver nanoparticles; nanocomposite; dentifrobots; nanorobots; fullerene nanoparticles
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

De Stefani, A.; Bruno, G.; Preo, G.; Gracco, A. Application of Nanotechnology in Orthodontic Materials: A State-of-the-Art Review. Dent. J. 2020, 8, 126. https://doi.org/10.3390/dj8040126

AMA Style

De Stefani A, Bruno G, Preo G, Gracco A. Application of Nanotechnology in Orthodontic Materials: A State-of-the-Art Review. Dentistry Journal. 2020; 8(4):126. https://doi.org/10.3390/dj8040126

Chicago/Turabian Style

De Stefani, Alberto, Giovanni Bruno, Giorgia Preo, and Antonio Gracco. 2020. "Application of Nanotechnology in Orthodontic Materials: A State-of-the-Art Review" Dentistry Journal 8, no. 4: 126. https://doi.org/10.3390/dj8040126

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop