Maxillary distraction in cleft lip palate patients: a review of six cases.

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Cleft lip and palate patients can present with a maxillary retrusion with tendency to Class III malocclusion after cleft repair. Maxillary distraction osteogenesis is a technique that provides simultaneous skeletal advancement and expansion of the soft tissues. Six nonsyndromic cleft lip and palate patients, ages 12 to 16 years (mean, 13.8 years), underwent… (More)

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