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Figure 5: (a) Intraoral submerged maxillary distraction device, (b) Components: (1) Upper Bone Plate – hexagonal in shape and easily adaptable, is adapted to the malar bone/ buttress and fi xed to the zygomatic buttress of maxilla above the osteotomy cut with stainless steel screws (8-10mm of 2mm diameter). (2) Lower Bone Plate – straight and also easily adaptable, is fi xed to the alveolar process of maxilla 2 to 3 mm above the root apices of teeth below the osteotomy cut with stainless steel screws ( 8 to 10 mm in length 2 mm in diameter). (3) Activation Port- Consists of the activation screw present intraorally. It is to be activated daily 1 mm/day as per the requirement of the case. (c) Activation of device

Figure 5: (a) Intraoral submerged maxillary distraction device, (b) Components: (1) Upper Bone Plate – hexagonal in shape and easily adaptable, is adapted to the malar bone/ buttress and fi xed to the zygomatic buttress of maxilla above the osteotomy cut with stainless steel screws (8-10mm of 2mm diameter). (2) Lower Bone Plate – straight and also easily adaptable, is fi xed to the alveolar process of maxilla 2 to 3 mm above the root apices of teeth below the osteotomy cut with stainless steel screws ( 8 to 10 mm in length 2 mm in diameter). (3) Activation Port- Consists of the activation screw present intraorally. It is to be activated daily 1 mm/day as per the requirement of the case. (c) Activation of device