Cleft Lip and Palate
Cleft Lip and Palate Orthopedics
The current trend around the world marks certain relatively new guidelines to improve the functional and aesthetic final results. This includes, in addition to the conventional surgical treatment, maxillary orthopedics that will prevent postsurgical fistulas formation due to an excessive force closing tissues. Also, a nasal orthopedics is recommended, this will allow natural tissue distension made under strict movement controls, avoiding a posterior depression of the nostrils and tip of the nose.
Functional, aesthetic and orthopedic prostheses for patients with cleft palate sequelae and abnormal communications between oral and nasal cavities. Prostheses will restore or improve aesthetics and many lost functions as eating, swallowing, breathing and communicating. Retained by anatomical means or osseointegrated implants.