Maxillary protraction in adult cleft lip and palate by a rigid external distraction device with dentoskeletal anchorage

@inproceedings{Akarsu2012MaxillaryPI,
  title={Maxillary protraction in adult cleft lip and palate by a rigid external distraction device with dentoskeletal anchorage},
  author={Bengisu Akarsu and Tulin Taner and Gokhan Tuncbilek and Mehmet Emin Mavili},
  booktitle={European journal of dentistry},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVE The objective is to evaluate the effects of maxillary distraction osteogenesis (DO) in an adult patient with unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) by using a rigid external distraction (RED) device with dentoskeletal anchorage. METHOD 31-year-old male patient with UCLP with severe maxillary hypoplasia, dolichofacial growth pattern, negative overjet and 1.5 mm openbite. After pre-surgical orthodontic treatment, an intra-oral appliance was modified to prevent extrusion of the molars… CONTINUE READING
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