In a study on a group of male and female dental students, Brekhus, Armstrong and Simon, used a hydrostatic gnathodynamometer
and recorded load values of 118-142 lb (53.5-64.4 kg) for male students and 79-99 lbs (35.8-44.9 kg) for female students.
A wide range of devices have been used to measure bite force (5)--bite fork, the strain gauge transducers, the gnathodynamometer, the foil transducers, the pressurised rubber tube, the pressure sensitive sheet and the force-sensing resistors.
The gnathodynamometer is one of the devices for measurement of biting force in human beings.
The present study describes the design and assessment of MBF by the gnathodynamometer.
The design of the gnathodynamometer [Image 1] comprises of its mechanical parts and the electronic circuit.
The device which is used to measure biting force in our study is gnathodynamometer [Image 1].
As explained above the reliability and validity using the state of the art gnathodynamometer in our study is as good as documented in other studies.
Subsequently, dental conditions were assessed and to measure the MBF, the device Gnathodynamometer was alternately placed on the first molars and on both sides of the dental arch.
The occlusal force gauge used in this study, the Gnathodynamometer that provide safe, accurate, and comfortable MBF recording.