- Volume 15 Issue 1
A FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS ON THE EFFECT OF THE REVERSE HEADGEAR TO THE MAXILLARY COMPLEX
REVERSE HEADGEAR가 상악골체에 미치는 영향에 관한 유한요소법적 분석
- Kim, Joo-Young (Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University) ;
- Sohn, Byung-Hwa (Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Yonsei University)
- Published : 1985.03.01
The purpose of this study was to analyze the stress distribution and the displacement in the maxillary complex after the application of the reverse headgear. The direction of force was parallel to the occlusal plane. Orthopedic force,300gm, was applied to the maxilla of the dry human skull in a forward direction. The stress distribution and the displacement within the maxillary Complex was analyzed by a 3-dimensional finite element method. The results were as follows: 1. The stress distribution at the molar region was greater than that at the anterior. 2. The stress distribution at the lateral side of the premaxilla was greater than that at the middle aide, especially high stress was noted at the canine eminence. 9. Compressive stress was noted only at the frontozygomatic suture of the zygomatic arch. 4. A forward, upward, and sideward displacement was noted at the entire nodal points of the zygomaticomaxillary suture portion. A displacement with a slight rotation was observed on the transverse palatine suture. 5. The maximum stress was observed at the lateral side of the maxillary tuberosity area, and generally the forward and downward displacement was noted at all this area.