Changes of cheek pressure during swallowing following expansion of the maxillary dental arch in repaired cleft palates.


Cheek pressure during swallowing was measured on six operated complete cleft lip and palate cases (4-8 years of age) before and after expansion of buccal segments of maxillary arch. As control, seven non-cleft subjects with acceptable occlusion of the same age level were used. Before expansion, the pressures in the cleft cases were much higher than the… (More)


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