Excellence in Research and Innovation for Humanity
%0 Journal Article
%A A.A.Sharizli and  N.A.Abu Osman and  A.A.Saifizul
%D 2009 
%J  International Journal of Medical, Health, Biomedical, Bioengineering and Pharmaceutical Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 35, 2009
%T Force Analysis of an Automated Rapid Maxillary Expansion (ARME) Appliance
%U http://waset.org/publications/3963
%V 35
%X An Automated Rapid Maxillary Expander (ARME) is
a specially designed microcontroller-based orthodontic appliance to
overcome the shortcomings imposed by the traditional maxillary
expansion appliances. This new device is operates by automatically
widening the maxilla (upper jaw) by expanding the midpalatal suture
[1]. The ARME appliance that has been developed is a combination
of modified butterfly expander appliance, micro gear, micro motor,
and microcontroller to automatically produce light and continuous
pressure to expand the maxilla. For this study, the functionality of the
system is verified through laboratory tests by measure the forced
applied to the teeth each time the maxilla expands. The laboratory
test results show that the developed appliance meets the desired
performance specifications consistently.
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