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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 195-197

Presurgical nasoalveolar molding therapy in patients with bilateral cleft lip and palate

Department of Odontology, Orthodontics and Maxillary Orthopedics Service, Unit of Cleft Lip Palate, National Institute of Child Health, Breña, Lima, Peru

Correspondence Address:
Lourdes Martínez Motta
Jr. Ernesto Lopez Mindreau N ° 107, Groove, Surco, Lima
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jclpca.jclpca_80_17

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Infants with bilateral cleft lip and palate have an esthetic and functional involvement of the face. To obtain esthetic results, such as reducing the cleft gap and mediating premaxilla, various treatments are performed, such as presurgical orthopedics with extraoral traction headgear and nasoalveolar molding. Nasoalveolar molding (NAM) therapy has proven to be an effective method for reducing the cleft, improving the anatomy of the nose and remodeling the alveolar and nasal segments before surgical repair. This article presents two clinical cases with bilateral cleft lip and palate; case 1 treated with presurgical orthopedics with extraoral traction headgear and case 2 treated with NAM therapy.

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