• Vol 6, No 4 (2015)
  • Mechanical Engineering

Orthodontic Bracket Fabrication using the Investment Casting Progress

Sugeng Supriadi, Tito Winnerson Sitanggang, Bambang Irawan S, Bambang Suharno, Gandjar Kiswanto, Tjokro Prasetyadi


Publish at : 01 Oct 2015 - 00:00
IJtech : IJtech Vol 6, No 4 (2015)
DOI : https://doi.org/10.14716/ijtech.v6i4.1862

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Supriadi, S., Sitanggang, T.W., Irawan S, B.., Suharno, B., Kiswanto, G., Prasetyadi, T., 2015. Orthodontic Bracket Fabrication using the Investment Casting Progress. International Journal of Technology. Volume 6(4), pp.613-621
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Sugeng Supriadi Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus Baru UI Depok, Depok 16424, Indonesia
Tito Winnerson Sitanggang Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus Baru UI Depok, Depok 16424, Indonesia
Bambang Irawan S Department of Dental Material, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jalan Salemba Raya No. 4, Central Jakarta, 10430, Indonesia
Bambang Suharno Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus Baru UI Depok, Depok 16424, Indonesia
Gandjar Kiswanto Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus Baru UI Depok, Depok 16424, Indonesia
Tjokro Prasetyadi Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus Baru UI Depok, Depok 16424, Indonesia
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Abstract

Demand for dental health care is increasing, especially in the Orthodontic field. The main objective of orthodontic treatment is to restore malocclusion conditions. Malocclusion causes aesthetics issues for the patient’s face and several discomforts like a difficulty in breathing or swallowing or speaking. If not repaired, a malocclusion could lead to other diseases, such as a greater risk of perforated teeth, gum irritation and temporomandibular disorder or pain in the lower jaw. Malocclusion can be remedied by Orthodontic Brackets. This research aim is to fabricate an orthodontic bracket that is suitable for the teeth structure of the Indonesian people. The fabrication method uses an Investment Casting process. The results show that orthodontic brackets have been successfully produced within an acceptable geometric tolerance, with the exception that surface finish quality has to be improved.

Investment casting; Malocclusion; Orthodontic; Orthodontic bracket

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