Modified Intraoral Repositioning Appliance in Complete Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate
Pradeep Raghav, NK Ahuja, Subhash Gahlawat
Bilateral cleft lip and palate, Neonatal maxillary orthopedics, Latham\'s appliance
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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.
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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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