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Modified Intraoral Repositioning Appliance in Complete Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate

Pradeep Raghav, NK Ahuja, Subhash Gahlawat

Keywords : Bilateral cleft lip and palate, Neonatal maxillary orthopedics, Latham's appliance

Citation Information : Raghav P, Ahuja N, Gahlawat S. Modified Intraoral Repositioning Appliance in Complete Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2011; 4 (2):129-133.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1096

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Objective: The purpose of the modified repositioning appliance was to overcome the shortcoming of existing design for repositioning protruded premaxilla in a child with bilateral cleft lip and palate. Methods: The basic principles of design were similar to Latham's appliance but the surgical pinning of premaxillary segment was avoided and instead acrylic splint was prepared. Conclusions: This technique avoids any invasive procedure, is useful to reposition protruded premaxillary segment in bilateral cleft lip and palate cases specifically in child who reports late with deciduous dentition.

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