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

Zabir, F.A. and Abdullah, A.S. and Abu Osman, Noor Azuan and Radzi, Z. and Yahya, N.A. and Abu Kasim, Noor Hayaty (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
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 09:04
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 08:24
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/2473

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