Loop - FreewareLoop is a program for designing and evaluating orthodontic loops. You can draw the loop on the screen and then activate it. The program will calculate and display the forces and moments that are produced by the loop and applied to the brackets. Large activations are possible and various wire materials and sizes can be used.
Loop ResearchLoop was described in the OrthoBytes column of the Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop in two papers:
- Halazonetis DJ. Design and test orthodontic loops using your computer. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 1997;111:346-8.
- Halazonetis DJ. Understanding orthodontic loop preactivation. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 1998;113:237-41.
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NotesLoop is freeware. No user support is provided, but do not hesitate to email for assistance. Any comments, bug reports or suggestions for improvements are welcome.
This software is not intended for clinical purposes or for planning treatment. It is purely educational. No responsibility will be assumed for the use or misuse of this program. Use at your own risk.