Maxillary expansion and midline correction by asymmetric transverse distraction osteogenesis in a patient with unilateral cleft lip/palate: A case report

Yuko Shintaku, Chihiro Tanikawa, Seiji Iida, Tomonao Aikawa, Mikihiko Kogo, Takashi Yamashiro

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Abstract

This case report presents the management of a female patient with unilateral cleft lip and palate presenting with skeletal Class III malocclusion and a narrow upper dental arch with a midline deviation. The treatment plan involved asymmetric transverse distraction osteogenesis of the maxilla to make the upper dental midline coincident with the facial midline. After the treatment, a good facial profile and a close intercuspation of teeth were achieved. Occlusion remained stable with normal overjet and overbite after 2-year retention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)618-624
Number of pages7
JournalCleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
Volume52
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2015

Keywords

  • Asymmetric transverse distraction osteogenesis
  • Narrow dental arch
  • Unilateral cleft lip and palate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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