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Finite Element Analysis of An Automated Rapid Maxillary Expander (ARME)
4th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2008, Vols 1 and 2 (2008)
  • Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim, Abu Kasim N.H.
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.

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; ROLLING BALL; BALL MILL;
Publication Date
2008
Citation Information
Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim. "Finite Element Analysis of An Automated Rapid Maxillary Expander (ARME)" 4th Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2008, Vols 1 and 2 Vol. 21 Iss. 1-2 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/abukasim_nh/42/