POSTOPERATIVE FIXATION AFTER REPOSITIONING OF PREMAXILLA IN A PATIENT WITH BILATERAL CLEFT LIP AND PALATE - CASE REPORT.
Acta Chir Plast 2018 ;59(3-4):157-162
This article presents orthodontic-surgical treatment in an eight-year-old patient with bilateral cleft lip and palate where premaxilla was surgically repositioned in the mixed dentition stage. By cranial and dorsal insertion of the premaxilla were created satisfactory occlusal relationship for ongoing eruption of permanent teeth, together with functional lip closure, improved pronunciation and a positive change in appearance of the centrofacial area. Reposition of premaxilla was associated with bilateral alveolar bone grafting of the cleft defect with cancellous bone from the iliac crest. Read More