Special Issue "Applied Science and Technology in Orthodontics"

A special issue of Dentistry Journal (ISSN 2304-6767).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2021).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Alberto De Stefani
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Guest Editor
Dr. Giovanni Bruno
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Prof. Antonio Gracco
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the last years, orthodontics has increased its aspects of research and its cooperation with other disciplines. This Special Issue focuses on the most recent significant innovations in the orthodontic field, focusing attention on applied sciences and how they can be involved in orthodontic practice. The scope of this issue shall encompass the following aspects and their relationship with orthodontics:

  • nanotechnology;
  • microscopy;
  • biology;
  • molecules;
  • materials;
  • nanomaterials;
  • coatings;
  • medicine;
  • behavioral sciences;
  • engineering.

For this purpose, we invite you to submit original research articles and reviews to any of the topics mentioned above.

Thank you in advance for your contribution!

Dr. Alberto De Stefani
Dr. Giovanni Bruno
Prof. Antonio Gracco
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • orthodontics
  • applied sciences
  • nanotechnology
  • materials
  • medicine
  • engineering

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Primary Evaluation of Shape Recovery of Orthodontic Aligners Fabricated from Shape Memory Polymer (A Typodont Study)
Dent. J. 2021, 9(3), 31; https://doi.org/10.3390/dj9030031 - 10 Mar 2021
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As an innovative approach to overcome the rate-limiting staging of conventional aligners, using shape memory polymers (SMPs) as aligners’ materials was investigated in this in vitro study. The ability of SMPs to shape recover and consequently move tooth, upon appropriate stimuli, was evaluated [...] Read more.
As an innovative approach to overcome the rate-limiting staging of conventional aligners, using shape memory polymers (SMPs) as aligners’ materials was investigated in this in vitro study. The ability of SMPs to shape recover and consequently move tooth, upon appropriate stimuli, was evaluated on a typodont model before clinical application. The study design was to achieve 1.9 mm correction movement of an upper central incisor by one aligner after multiple steps/activation. A custom-made aligned typodont model with a movable upper central incisor was scanned. Using an orthodontic software and a 3D printer, resin-models were generated. Seven aligners of ClearX sheets (SMPs) were fabricated by thermoforming on the resin aligned model. Each aligner was tested for repositioning of the central incisor in the typodont model. The model was scanned after each step and the corrective movement was measured through the superimposition of scans. Results showed that the total correction efficiency of the SMPs’ aligner was ≈93% (1.76 mm). The corrective movement was 0.94 ± 0.04 mm after the reforming step, 0.66 ± 0.07 mm after the first activation step, and 0.15 ± 0.10 mm after the second activation step. It was concluded that aligners made of SMPs could have a promising future-use in orthodontic aesthetic treatment. Full article
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Application of Nanotechnology in Orthodontic Materials: A State-of-the-Art Review
Dent. J. 2020, 8(4), 126; https://doi.org/10.3390/dj8040126 - 09 Nov 2020
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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 [...] Read more.
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. Full article
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