JICDRO is a UGC approved journal (Journal no. 63927)
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 6-12

FEAr no more! Finite element analysis in orthodontics


Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BYPDU Dental College, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Shilpa Chawla
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DOI: 10.4103/jicdro.jicdro_79_21

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Finite element analysis (FEA) incorporates the principles of erudite engineering to scrutinize stresses that cause deformation in structural units. This technique uses computer-assisted design software and FEA analysis software for modeling structural units established on their geometry, loading, boundaries, and converts the data into algebraic equations to find solutions for different applications. In dentistry, this computer-based simulation method is deemed revolutionary in forecasting and quantifying stress in investigational biological tissues, dental prostheses, and restorations. This review is designed to explicate the significance of FEA in diverse facets of dentistry with special consideration to orthodontics.


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