Management of Maxillary Deformities in Growing Cleft Patients
The maxillary deformities in growing cleft patients could be a hypoplastic maxilla, downward and/or laterally displaced premaxilla in bilateral clefts, wide alveolar cleft and fistula, or combinations of the above deformities. It is a challenge for both orthodontist and surgeon to treat a hypoplastic maxilla with wide alveolar cleft in a growing unilateral or bilateral cleft patient or a downward or laterally displaced premaxilla with wide alveolar cleft and fistula in a growing bilateral cleft patient.
KeywordsDistraction Osteogenesis Maxillary Incisor Orthodontic Tooth Movement Rapid Maxillary Expansion Distraction Device
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