Three-dimensional evaluation of the transfer accuracy of a bracket jig fabricated using computer-aided design and manufacturing to the anterior dentition: An in vitro study

Jae Hyun Park, Jin Young Choi, Seong Hun Kim, Su Jung Kim, Kee Joon Lee, Gerald Nelson

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Objective: To evaluate the accuracy of a one-piece bracket jig system fabricated using computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) by employing three-dimensional (3D) digital superimposition. Methods: This in vitro study included 226 anterior teeth selected from 20 patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. Bracket position errors from each of the 40 arches were analyzed quantitatively via 3D digital superimposition (best-fit algorithm) of the virtual bracket and actual bracket after indirect bonding, after accounting for possible variables that may affect accuracy, such as crowding and presence of the resin base. Results: The device could transfer the bracket accurately to the desired position of the patient’s dentition within a clinically acceptable range of ± 0.05 mm and 2.0° for linear and angular measurements, respectively. The average linear measurements ranged from 0.029 to 0.101 mm. Among the angular measurements, rotation values showed the least deviation and ranged from 0.396° to 0.623°. Directional bias was pronounced in the vertical direction, and many brackets were bonded toward the occlusal surface. However, no statistical difference was found for the three angular measurement values (torque, angulation, and rotation) in any of the groups classified according to crowding. When the teeth were moderately crowded, the mesio-distal, bucco-lingual, and rotation measurement values were affected by the presence of the resin base. Conclusions: The characteristics of the CAD/CAM one-piece jig system were demonstrated according to the influencing factors, and the transfer accuracy was verified to be within a clinically acceptable level for the indirect bracket bonding of anterior teeth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-386
Number of pages12
JournalKorean Journal of Orthodontics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Nov

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Yonsei University Industry-University Cooperation Foundation own a patent of one-body jig system (patent no. 10-2163625). We want to show our special thanks to Mr. Stefan Foerster General Manager of FORESTADENT Bernhard Förster GmbH, Pforzheim, Germany for supporting 0.022-inch Quicklear brackets for this research and Mr. Seung-Woo Kang, General manager of CENOS Co., Indeokwon, Gyeonggido, Korea for supporting manuscript preparation with virtual set-up, 3D printed Jig fabrication, and 3D-superimposition.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 The Korean Association of Orthodontists.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Orthodontics


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