Pre-orthopedic appliance with pins used in alignment of maxillary segments in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate

Luis Alberto González García, González Erika, Yudovich Manuel, Aguilar María de la Paz, García Salvador, Villanueva Rosina

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The present article describes an orthopedic appliance with pins used in the pre-surgical treatment of fully fissured unilateral cleft lip and palate before lip reparation. This appliance was designed with the aim of transversally correct palatal segments in the posterior area, align the smaller segment in the anterior section towards the facial midline, and decrease the cleft located near the lip so as to improve the shape of the nasal base floor and avoid later surgical compensations of the soft tissues.
Translated title of the contributionAparato preortopédico con pines utilizado en el alineamiento de los segmentos maxilares en pacientes con labio y paladar unilateral fisurado
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)222-228
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Odontológica Mexicana
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

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