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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial

On-line version ISSN 2173-9161Print version ISSN 1130-0558

Abstract

ESPANA-LOPEZ, Antonio José et al. Orthopaedic treatment with presurgical nasoalveolar moulding in unilateral cleft lip and palate. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2012, vol.34, n.4, pp.166-171. ISSN 2173-9161.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.maxilo.2012.03.001.

We present two cases of children with total unilateral cleft lip and palate with a marked separation of alveolar segments. After evaluation by a multidisciplinart team, he children were treated with a presurgical nasoalveolar moulding for 2 months in one of them and 3.5 months in the other. At 9 months after the presurgical nasoalveolar moulding treatment, there was improved dental arch form, the cleft edges moved closer to each other, and improved symmetry of the nose in width, height, and columella lengths in both patients.

Keywords : Nasoalveolar moulding; Presurgical orthopaedics; Unilateral cleft lip palate; Nasal symmetry.

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