Nikhil Gogna

Nikhil Gogna

Author at Dentistry Online

BDS (HONS) MFDS RCPS (GLAS) DCLINDENT (ORTH) MORTH RCS (ENG). Nikhil is an award-winning specialist orthodontist who has a passion and ambition to deliver high-quality functional, stable and aesthetic dentistry.

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The role of pedro mechanics in orthodontic space closure

Nikhil Gogna discusses closing extraction spaces and overcoming friction. In simple terms, friction is defined as ‘the force opposing a movement when an object moves tangentially against another’. In other words, it is the resistance to sliding. When straight-wire mechanics are used in orthodontics, friction generated at the wire-bracket interface influences the character of the … Continued

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Let’s torque about individual tooth movement

Nikhil Gogna discusses single tooth torquing auxiliary and how effective it is for treatment outcomes from a patient’s perspective. Orthodontists define torque as the buccopalatal crown-root inclination about an x-axis (such as the curvature of the dental arch).  In order to implement torque, larger dimensional archwires are inserted and engaged into brackets. This generates an … Continued

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