The Elimination of Dental Crowding and Development of a Proper Dental Arch by Maxillary Anterior Segmental Distraction Osteogenesis for a Patient With UCLP

Chihiro Tanikawa, Donghoon Lee, Yuri Yamamoto Oonishi, Seiji Haraguchi, Tomonao Aikawa, Mikihiko Kogo, Seiji Iida, Takashi Yamashiro

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OBJECTIVE: This report describes the case of a male patient with a complete unilateral cleft lip and palate who presented with midface deficiency and an anteroposteriorly constricted maxilla. DESIGN: Case report Interventions: Correction involved anterior distraction of the segmented maxilla. RESULTS: The present case demonstrates that elongation of the maxilla with anterior distraction is an effective way to develop a proper dental arch, correct anterior and posterior crowding, and improve a midface deficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)978-985
Number of pages8
JournalThe Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2019



  • skeletal class III
  • tooth movement
  • UCLP

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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