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Modified Intraoral Repositioning Appliance in Complete Bilateral Cleft Lip and Palate

Pradeep Raghav, N K Ahuja, Subhash Gahlawat
International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry 2011, 4 (2): 129-33
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OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the modified repositioning appliance was to overcome the shortcoming of existing design for repositioning protruded premaxilla in a child with bilateral cleft lip and palate.

METHODS: The basic principles of design were similar to Latham's appliance but the surgical pinning of premaxillary segment was avoided and instead acrylic splint was prepared.

CONCLUSIONS: This technique avoids any invasive procedure, is useful to reposition protruded premaxillary segment in bilateral cleft lip and palate cases specifically in child who reports late with deciduous dentition.

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