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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 143-146

Nasoalveolar molding: Use of reverse expansion screw in retraction of cleft premaxilla in a case of bilateral cleft lip and palate

1 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Neha
Department of Orthodontics, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, AK-30, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi - 110 088
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2348-2125.162979

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The projecting premaxilla in case of bilateral cleft lip and palate presents a great challenge to the surgical repair of the cleft lip due to difficulty in suturing the large defect. Furthermore, the short columella and nasal dysmorphology result in compromised esthetics even with repeated surgeries. The current case report describes the use of an expansion screw for retraction of cleft premaxilla prior to surgical repair along with nasal molding in a 5-month-old infant.

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