Stress Distribution and Displacement of Craniofacial Structures Following Rapid Maxillary Expansion in Different Types of Cleft Palate: A Three-Dimensional FEM Study

Bolukbasi E., YILMAZ B., Ramoglu S. I.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS, vol.34, no.2, pp.77-85, 2021 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkjorthod.2021.20007
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-85
  • Keywords: Unilateral, bilateral, isolated, cleft palate, rapid maxillary expansion, finite element method, BIOMECHANICAL ANALYSIS, LIP, SKELETON, PATTERN, FORCES
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: To evaluate displacements and stress distributions in finite element models (FEMs) of the craniofacial complex of 13-year-old male patient with complete unilateral cleft palate (UCP), a 15-year-old female patient with complete bilateral cleft palate (BCP), and a 15-year-old female patient with isolated cleft palate (ICP), which may respond differently to expansive forces.