Forward traction of the maxilla with cleft lip and palate in mixed and permanent dentitions.

  • Reijo Ranta
  • Published 1989 in
    Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery…


The effect of forward maxillary protraction with the Delaire type facial mask was studied in fourteen patients with cleft lip and palate. Traction on the maxilla was initiated between 9 and 15 years of age and the duration ranged from 5 go 36 months, averaging 19 months. The average magnitude of the traction forces was 300-400 gm. Parallel or downward… (More)


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