Nasoalveolar molding for infants born with clefts of the lip, alveolus, and palate.

@article{Grayson2004NasoalveolarMF,
  title={Nasoalveolar molding for infants born with clefts of the lip, alveolus, and palate.},
  author={B. Grayson and Deirdre Maull},
  journal={Clinics in plastic surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={149-58, vii}
}
The principle objective of presurgical nasoalveolar molding (NAM) is to reduce the severity of the initial cleft deformity. This enables the surgeon and the patient to enjoy the benefits associated with a repair of a cleft deformity that is of minimal severity. Retraction of the premaxilla, presurgical elongation of the columella, correction of the nasal cartilage deformity, alignment of the cleft alveolar segments, increase in the surface area of the nasal mucosal lining, up-righting of the… CONTINUE READING
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