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Different Treatment Modalities of Maxillary Protraction in Cleft Lip and Palate Patients: A Literature Review

1Faculty Member at Orthodontic and Pediatric Dentistry Department, Qassim University, Buraidah City, Saudi Arabia


International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2022, Vol. 10 No. 1, 4-7
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-10-1-2
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Ghada Alaglan. Different Treatment Modalities of Maxillary Protraction in Cleft Lip and Palate Patients: A Literature Review. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2022; 10(1):4-7. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-10-1-2.

Correspondence to: Ghada  Alaglan, Faculty Member at Orthodontic and Pediatric Dentistry Department, Qassim University, Buraidah City, Saudi Arabia. Email: ghada.abdulllah@gmail.com

Abstract

Cleft lip and palate is the most common cranio-facial defect with patients displaying unfavorable growth pattern of the cranio-facial complex. When such a deficiency in growing subjects, is left untreated, can lead to severe functional, aesthetic, breathing and psychological problems. To treat patients with cleft lip and palate, early orthopedic correction is considered to be advantageous. This can be applied through a tooth-anchored protraction facemask, bone-anchored protraction facemask or even the application of direct force via intra-oral inter-maxillary elastics anchored in mini-plates between the maxilla and the mandible.

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