J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 18, Number 1, 2015Varia-young authors
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||05 January 2016|
Position of alveolodental fragments before and after primary gingivoperiosteoplasty in unilateral cleft lip and palate
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The orofacial clefts are the most frequently facial congenital malformations in the world (1 birth per 700). There are a lot of protocols which are different in the management of timetables and surgical techniques.
The aim of this work is to study the tridimensional evolution between two alveolodental fragments during orthodontic surgery cares of patients with unilateral FLAP in the center MAFACE (maxillo-facial and plastic surgery unit at Necker's hospital and rare diseases unit at Rothschild’s hospital).
The first step of orthodontic care is to make a transversal expansion of maxillary in order to obtain an optimal width before gingiviperiostoplasty (GPP) with bone grafting.
We have studied the tridimensional radiographic documents at different times: T0 (initial time before orthodontic treatment and GPP), T1 (after the orthodontic expansion and before GPP) and T2 (six months after GPP).
Key words: Orthodontics / unilateral cleft lip and palate / gingivoperiosteoplasty
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