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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 359-362

Pre: Surgical orthopedic pre-maxillary alignment in bilateral cleft lip and palate patient


Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Navodaya dental college, Raichur, Karnataka state, India

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Vijaya Prasad Kamavaram Ellore
Department of pediatric and preventive dentistry, Navodaya dental college and hospital, Raichur, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.103638

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Pre-surgical orthopedic appliances are mainly used to retract and align the protruded and deviated pre-maxilla and to facilitate initial lip repair. This article presents a case report of a five year old male child patient with bilateral cleft lip and palate in whom a special custom made pre-surgical orthopedic appliance was delivered. Use of a special custom made presurgical orthopedic appliance for repositioning pre-maxilla in bilateral cleft lip and palate patient is discussed in this article.


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