Anterior Maxillary Distraction − a Boon to Treat Cleft Maxillary Hypoplasia

Sunil Richardsona, ... Shreya Krishnac more
a Sunil Richardson

Richardson’s Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India (Director). Corresponding author. Richardson’s Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, # 71, Trivandrum Highway, Chunkan,620003 Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India Tel.: +919443182860. / +96890183713 E-mail address: drsunilrichardson@hotmail.com (S. Richardson) Instagram: @drsunilrichardson

b Dhivakar Selvaraj

Department of Orthodontics, Rajas Dental College and Hospital, Thirunelveli, Tamilnadu, India (Prof)

c Shreya Krishna

Richardson’s Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India (Surgical Fellow)

June 30, 2017

https://doi.org/10.23999/j.dtomp.2017.2.3

J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2017;1:65–8.

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HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE

Richardson S, Selvaraj D, Krishna S. Anterior maxillary distraction − a boon to treat cleft maxillary nypoplasia. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2017;1(2):65−8.

ABSTRACT

We describe our experience of using anterior maxillary distraction for the correction of cleft related maxillary hypoplasia. Clear historical overview and meticulous description of the surgical technique are given. The technique is described step-by-step from the type of incision to the prosthetic rehabilitation. An advantage of anterior maxillary distraction over the other conventional techniques is reasoned. The paper is illustrated both the view of intra-oral tooth-borne screw appliance and four representative cases. This technique provides excellent well-predicted result and can be widely recommended in anterior maxillary distraction.