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Role of facemask in correction of skeletal midface deficiency in unilateral cleft lip and palate.

Khurana, Gaurav and Arora , Navneet and Mogra , Subraya and Shetty , Surendra V (2008) Role of facemask in correction of skeletal midface deficiency in unilateral cleft lip and palate. Journal of Indian Orthodontic Society, 2. pp. 3-12.

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Abstract

Cleft of lip and palate is one of the most common congenital defects with a multifactorial etiology. Several skeletal, dental and soft tissue defects accompany this malformation. These may have psychological and sociological implications. Functions such as suckling, swallowing, speech, and hearing may be impaired, while facial disfigurement and malocclusion is usually present. A multidisciplinary approach is usually required for such cases which rehabilitates the patient right from few weeks after birth. These involve skeletal and dental correction restoring function and esthetics. One of such procedures involves protraction of maxilla, which is carried out during mixed dentition phase, to improve the disfigurement and to correct the developing malocclusion. This case report presents improvement in esthetics of the patient by maxillary protraction using face mask, thereby restoring occlusion and function, and probably avoiding surgical advancement of maxilla in future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cleft lip and palate, maxillary deficiency, bonded R.M.E. and face mask
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Orthodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2013 06:48
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2013 06:48
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/136637

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