Mandibular distraction osteogenesis: effects on articulation and velopharyngeal function.

Abstract

Mandibular distraction osteogenesis has gained popularity for the treatment of mandibular hypoplasia and asymmetry. With this technique, significant skeletal and soft tissue changes in the lower face can be produced in a relatively short time period without the need for extensive surgery. Despite general acceptance, the long-term sequelae of the procedure… (More)

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