Not long ago, maxillary advancement seemed a formidable procedure to many surgeons. Cleft patients with Class III malocclusion often were treated by the more familiar method of mandibular setback, even though the problem, by clinical and cephalometric examination, could be shown to be in the maxilla.
KeywordsBone Graft Palatal Mucosa Anterior Open Bite Occlusal Splint Anterior Maxilla
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