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Fig. 4 | Progress in Orthodontics

Fig. 4

From: Stress and displacement pattern evaluation using two different palatal expanders in unilateral cleft lip and palate: a three-dimensional finite element analysis

Fig. 4

Von Mises stress fields around the circum-maxillary sutures in the a conventional HYRAX expander and b bone-borne HYRAX expander (a1, b1, zygomaticomaxillary suture non-cleft side; a2, b2, zygomaticomaxillary suture cleft side; a3, b3, nasomaxillary suture; a4, b4, zygomaticotemporal suture non-cleft side; and a5, b5, zygomaticotemporal suture cleft side)

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