Acquiring anatomical representation of human maxilla for rapid maxillary expansion

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) Acquiring anatomical representation of human maxilla for rapid maxillary expansion. In: 4th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2008. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 387-389.

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The purpose of the study is to model and provide a better understanding of maxilla bone involved in the treatment for rapid maxillary expander (RME) for dento-facial applications. The treatment is recommended for patients presented with an arch width deficiency named cross bites. Cross bites often cause abnormal physical forces that disrupt the balance of the occlusal relationship. More commonly, the maxilla or the upper jaw appears to be narrow and contributes to significant degree of crowding in the mouth. Early investigators [1-4] discovered that rapid maxillary expansion resulted in a splitting of the median palatal suture. The expansion is possible with the process of bone resorption and new bone deposition thus maintaining the expansion achieved [10]. This preliminary study shows that the FE model has the potential to be a valuable tool for further analysis of dental simulation and the understanding of orthodontic treatment.

Item Type: Book Section
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: Dento-Facial; Maxillary Expansion; Automated; Orthodontics; Continuous Force; Fem, 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 > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Conservative Dentistry
Depositing User: Associate Prof. Dr. Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 02:25
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 08:49

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