Apr 1, 1989

An American Board of Orthodontics case report. Orthodontic treatment of a patient born with a severe right unilateral cleft lip and palate

American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics : Official Publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, Its Constituent Societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics
E P Snyder, J D Subtelny


The patient was born with a severe cleft of the right lip, alveolus, and palate. After surgical correction of these defects at a very young age, the patient began a 6-year period of active orthodontic treatment at the Eastman Dental Center. With the cooperation of the patient and his parents, successful results, both dentally and skeletally, have been achieved. The treatment results have been stable during the 3-year period following the initial placement of retention. The postretention records show a molar relationship within normal limits and some return of the original spacing located in the mandibular anterior segment. The bonded "Maryland bar" is still in place and the cast single-tooth partial is still being used. At the proper time, a fixed permanent bridge is planned.

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Orthodontics Speciality
Tooth Socket
Class I Malocclusion
Diastema of Teeth
Cleft Palate, Isolated
Cure of Orthodontic Adhesives
Molar Tooth

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