Table 5: The clinician should realize that with activation of the RME appliance he/she is also forces on other structures that may or may not be beneficial for the patient [42].

Sutures Maximum von Mises Stress Values, kg/mm2 Minimum von Mises Stress Values, kg/mm2 Average von Mises Stress Values, kg/mm2
Internasal 55.4 7.22 19.18
Nasofrontal 32.7 8.13 15.82
Nasomaxillary 25.6 12.8 19.46
Frontomaxillary 9.38 8.11 8.67
Zygomaticomaxillary 8.95 2.85 5.71
Zygomaticofrontal 33.0 4.11 14.42
Zygomaticotemporal 9.27 1.99 5.24

Computational result of the Von-Mises stress distribution on the various sutures of the craniofacial complex following 5 mm of transverse expansion.

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