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J Adv Periodontol Implant Dent. 2021;13(2): 96-98.
doi: 10.34172/japid.2021.011
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Inclinometer: A new device for measuring intermolar torque and angle

Ahmad Behroozian 1* ORCID logo, Les Kalman 2, Milad Hemmatiyan 3

1 Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
2 Restorative Dentistry Chair, Dental Outreach, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, Ontario, Canada
3 Architect, Private designer, Tabriz, Iran

Abstract

The torque of posterior teeth is of great importance in esthetics and occlusion. In the present article, we introduce a simple but useful device to measure intermolar torque. The device consists of two movable and adjustable arms that lie on the selected molar teeth bilaterally; the graduated plane at the body of the appliance then shows the intermolar torque. This device can measure intermolar torque easily and rapidly, with high validity and at a low cost.
Keywords: Appliance, measure, molar, torque
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Submitted: 23 Feb 2021
Revision: 05 Jul 2021
Accepted: 09 Jul 2021
ePublished: 13 Jul 2021
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