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Sánchez MMJD, Hernández CJR, Rodríguez PMA,Durán GA
Timely attention with a set of static plates for the formation and treatment of the alveolar ridge (SPECTRA) on a patient with cleft lip palate
Rev Mex Ortodon 2014; 2 (1)

Language: Español
References: 18
Page: 42-46
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The cleft lip, alveolus and palate is a very common congenital condition in Mexican population (1 of every 700 live births). It requires prompt interdisciplinary attention focused on effective and efficient therapies aimed to improve the esthetic and physiological aspects. These anomalies affect breathing and eating, as well as the esthetics, if they are not corrected in a timely manner. The purpose of this paper is to present a case report of a pediatric patient on an infant stage with unilateral left cleft lip alveolus and palate which was addressed with a treatment based on a static set of plates for the formation and treatment ridge (SPECTRA) with very encouraging results. We present this case to serve as a model of care for future cases in which clinicians may choose the described pre-surgical orthopedics since it is simple, safe, clean, and provides extensive control for the clinician.

Key words: Alveolar cleft lip and cleft palate, innovative treatment, presurgical nasoalveolar moulding treatment.


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