Graduated from Hacettepe University Faculty of Dentistry in 2002.She started his postgraduate education in
2012 at Ege University Faculty of Dentistry Department of Orthodontics and completed
his PhD in 2012. She was
appointed Assistant Professor in
Orthodontics at Usak University
Faculty of Dentistry since 2017.
A New Approach in Presurgical Nasoalveloar Molding Treatment
in the Management of Cleft Lip and Palate Patients
Objective: Many techniques have been used to align cleft
alveolar segments and reduce cleft severity in cleft lip and palate patients
The Grayson technique is a well-known technique that has undergone several
modifications. The aim of this study was to present a new approach to
PNAM for bilateral and unilateral cleft lip and palate patients.
Material Method: In
unilateral cleft lip and palate patients modified nostril retainers
manufactured from soft acrylic were used instead of nasal stents for nasal
molding which enables the separation of
the nasal molding and intraoral plate insertion. Modified nostril retainers
were used before reducing cleft width to 5mm. In bilateral cleft lip and palate
patients the modified PNAM appliance consisted of the retention arm, the
prefabricated retraction apparatus, the nasalstent
and the lip hanger fixed to the premaxilla with a band. A combination elastic
band system was used to correct the deviation of the premaxilla.
unilateral cleft lip and palate patients different from the nasal stents in
Grayson technique, the modified nostril retainers apply upward and forward
forces to both sides of the columella that can accelerate the uprigthing and
lengthening of the columella. In bilateral cleft lip and palate patients
modified PNAM enabled faster de-rotation of the premaxilla and earlier
initiation of retraction. In the modified methods the short duration of the
treatment can prevent memory fixation of the cartilage and tissue.
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