In order to widen a patient’s upper jaw, or maxilla, orthodontists will make use of a maxillary expansion (ME) appliance. This procedure is typically used in adolescents having a narrow maxillary complex. Widening the jaw may be achieved through a variety of means such as expansion screws or springs ; however, they are all utilized to generate additional space allowing for correction of various tooth misalignments. An example of a common appliance is provided in Fig. 1a.
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Incorporation of Stress-Dependency in the Modeling of Midpalatal Suture Behavior During Maxillary Expansion Treatment
Romanyk, DL, Liu, SS, Lipsett, MG, Lagravere, MO, Toogood, RW, Major, PW, & Carey, JP. "Incorporation of Stress-Dependency in the Modeling of Midpalatal Suture Behavior During Maxillary Expansion Treatment." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference. Volume 1B: Extremity; Fluid Mechanics; Gait; Growth, Remodeling, and Repair; Heart Valves; Injury Biomechanics; Mechanotransduction and Sub-Cellular Biophysics; MultiScale Biotransport; Muscle, Tendon and Ligament; Musculoskeletal Devices; Multiscale Mechanics; Thermal Medicine; Ocular Biomechanics; Pediatric Hemodynamics; Pericellular Phenomena; Tissue Mechanics; Biotransport Design and Devices; Spine; Stent Device Hemodynamics; Vascular Solid Mechanics; Student Paper and Design Competitions. Sunriver, Oregon, USA. June 26–29, 2013. V01BT55A002. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2013-14034
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