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CASE REPORT - DEVELOPMENTAL DEFECT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 112-114

Nasoalveolar molding in a case of incomplete cleft lip: Is it worth doing?


1 Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey
2 Department of Aestheic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Süleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Elçin Esenlik
Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Süleyman Demirel University, Cunur 32260, Isparta
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/2231-0746.161112

PMID: 26389048

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of presurgical nasoalveolar molding in an infant with incomplete cleft lip and alveolar notch. The patient was a 15-day-old female infant with a two-thirds vertical separation of the left side of the upper lip, with an intact nasal sill. A modified molding appliance was made to improve nasal esthetics and correct the alveolar notch. Although the nasal and alveolar region abnormalities were not serious, the molding appliance improved the nasal and lip esthetics and was stable during the 4-year follow-up.


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