June 30, 2017
J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2017;1:65–8.
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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.
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.