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Table 2 The highest Von Mises stress levels calculated on some anatomical regions during force application

From: A new method for the treatment of unilateral posterior cross-bite: a three-dimensional finite element stress analysis study

  Corticotomy applied side Non-corticotomy side
Nasion 0.41 0.41
Anterior nasal spine 0.95 0.95
Supraorbital region 0.50 0.50
Infraorbital region 0.18 0.19
Zygomatic arch 0.08 0.10
Medial wall of maxillary sinus 0.19 0.22
Lateral wall of maxillary sinus 0.08 0.08
Anterior temporal fossa 0.05 0.05
Superior part of the zygomatic buttress 0.18 0.56
Inferior part of the zygomatic buttress 0.40 0.35
Tuber maxilla 0.17 0.24
Medial pterygoid process 0.03 0.03
Lateral pterygoid process 0.02 0.03
  1. The values presented in the table were in GPa