Effect of pH of soft drinks on force decay in orthodontic power chains

M. Suprayugo, Y. K. Eriwati, A. S. Santosa

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of Teh Botol, Buavita, Coca-Cola, and distilled water on force decay in orthodontic power chains. Twenty-eight power chains (Ormo; closed type; transparent) were fixed onto acrylic frameworks (inter-hook distance, 40 mm) and immersed in sweet tea, juice, softdrink, and distilled water. Force decay was measured at 1, 24, 42, 72, 168, and 336 h after immersion using a tension gauge. The force levels were decreased after the immersion of power chains in all four solutions. However, acidity did not significantly influence the force decay of the power chains.

Original languageEnglish
Article number062016
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sept 2018
Event2nd Physics and Technologies in Medicine and Dentistry Symposium, PTMDS 2018 - Depok, West Java, Indonesia
Duration: 18 Jul 201818 Jul 2018


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