Management of the alveolar cleft.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Orthopedic and orthodontic management of patients born with clefts of the lip, alveolus and palate is based on the application of basic biomechanical principles adapted to the individualized cleft anatomy. This article focuses on orthopedic and orthodontic preparation for 2 stages of interdisciplinary orthodontic/surgical cleft care: presurgical infant orthopedics (nasoalveolar molding) for lip/alveolus/nasal surgical repair and maxillary arch preparation for secondary alveolar bone grafting. These preparatory stages of orthopedic/orthodontic therapy are undertaken with the goal of restoring normal anatomic relationships to assist the surgeon in providing the best possible surgical care.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Santiago, PE; Schuster, LA; Levy-Bercowski, D

Published Date

  • April 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 219 - 232

PubMed ID

  • 24607190

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-0504

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cps.2014.01.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States