A review of tooth formation in children with cleft lip/palate.

  title={A review of tooth formation in children with cleft lip/palate.},
  author={Reijo Ranta},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  volume={90 1},
  • Reijo Ranta
  • Published 1986 in
    American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial…
The literature on tooth formation in children with cleft lip and/or palate is reviewed. The main focus of interest is the association of cleft type and dental abnormalities in number, size, shape, timing of formation, and eruption and cause of the abnormalities. The upper lateral incisor is the most susceptible to injury in the area of cleft in both deciduous and permanent dentitions. This tooth is affected in most instances, even in the cases of microforms of the cleft lip. The prevalence of… CONTINUE READING
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