A novel patient-controlled bidirectional palatal lift appliance.


OBJECTIVE Palatal lift appliances have a role in management of velopharyngeal dysfunction for immobile palates of adequate length where surgery is contraindicated. Conventional appliances involve acrylic/wire work adjustment over successive appointments until they can be tolerated without gagging. A novel appliance has been developed where the lifting plate… (More)
DOI: 10.1597/12-311


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