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Mid-maxillary distraction osteogenesis of cleft patients using a special custom-made tooth-borne device

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DK Dias ,

Regional Cleft Centre, Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya, Galle, LK
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HL De Silva,

Department of Oral Diagnostics and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ
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WM Senadeera

Department of Oral Diagnostics and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, NZ
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Abstract

A relatively new approach to maxillary advancement by maxillary distraction using a combined surgical and modified orthodontic technique is described. This protocol and the technique have been used for the past 3 years (2006 to 2009) on more than 60 patients, aged between 14-29 years. Distraction of between 7 and 18 mm has been achieved, creating class 1 or mild class 2 arch relationships in cleft lip and cleft palate patients who had class 3 arch relationship compounded by significant maxillary retrusion. The technique is simple, inexpensive and less time consuming.

Index words: mid-maxillary distraction osteogenesis; tooth-born appliance

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v56i3.3601

Ceylon Medical Journal Vol.56(3) 2011 108-111

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v56i3.3601
How to Cite: Dias, D., De Silva, H. and Senadeera, W., 2011. Mid-maxillary distraction osteogenesis of cleft patients using a special custom-made tooth-borne device. Ceylon Medical Journal, 56(3), pp.108–111. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v56i3.3601
Published on 01 Oct 2011.
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