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Table 4 Analysis of correlation between age and parameters of suture opening

From: Changes in the midpalatal and pterygopalatine sutures induced by micro-implant-supported skeletal expander, analyzed with a novel 3D method based on CBCT imaging

Parameter Spearman correlation coefficient P value R 2 (%)
Lateral displacement of Rt ANS + Lt ANS − 0.204 0.466 4.2
Lateral displacement of Rt PNS + Lt PNS − 0.148 0.599 2.2
Frequency of split in pterygopalatine suture 0.055 0.845 0.3