Finite element analysis of an automated rapid maxillary expander (ARME)

Zabir, F.A.; Abdullah, A.S.; Abu Osman, N.A.; Radzi, Z.; Yahya, N.A.; Abu Kasim, N.H. (2008) Finite element analysis of an automated rapid maxillary expander (ARME). 4th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2008, Vols 1 and 2, 21 (21). pp. 417-419. ISSN 1680-0737

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      Abstract

      An Automated Rapid Maxillary Expander (ARME), is a specially designed orthodontic appliance to overcome the shortcomings imposed by the traditional butterfly expansion appliance. It operates by automatically widening the maxilla (upper jaw) by expanding the midpalatal suture [1]. This procedure is not feasible after late teenage years due to more rigid facial skeleton features. According to the study by Cozzani [2], the activation of the device could produce 0.25 mm of expansion per day. Over the period of 2 weeks, the expansion produced is up to 7 mm in total [1]. For this study, we explored the mechanism involved in the ARME appliance by using Finite Element Modeling method.

      Item Type: Article
      Journal or Publication Title: 4th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2008, Vols 1 and 2
      Additional Information: Associate Prof. Dr. Noor Hayaty Binti Abu Kasim Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Maxillary Expansion; Micro Controller; Automated; Orthodontics; Finite Element; Self-Repair; Culture-Conditions; Composite Resin; Dental Pulp Stem Cell; Functionally Graded Design; Multi Layered Post; Functionally Graded Dental Post; Soft Skills; Clinical Pairing; Dental Pulp Stromal Cells; Long-Term Expansion
      Subjects: R Medicine
      R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
      R Medicine > RK Dentistry
      Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Conservative Dentistry
      Depositing User: Associate Prof. Dr. Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim
      Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 17:04
      Last Modified: 11 Nov 2013 09:30
      URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2473

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