IP Indian Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research

Distraction osteogenesis for management of cleft maxilla with the use of internal distraction device- A case report

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Author Details: V.S.L. Jyothi, C. Sunitha, G. Rajsekhar, P. Kiran Kumar, T. Saritha

Volume : 4

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-9364

Print ISSN : 2581-9356

Article First Page : 55

Article End Page : 59


Distraction osteogenesis (DO) has been used recently to correct cleft in the maxillary region with predictable and stable results. This case report describes a case with the use of DO for rapid movement of tooth-bone segments in patients with clefts of the maxilla involving palate. Both acceptable skeletal and soft tissue relationships with satisfactory occlusion were achieved. After 12 months of postoperative follow-up, the occlusal results were stable with minimal skeletal relapse.

Soft tissue, Intraoral distraction device, Distraction osteogenesis.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2455-6785.2018.0012