Simultaneous Alveolar Cleft Closure and Dental Midline Correction With Curvilinear Intraoral Distraction

Erverdi A. N. , Yilmaz B., Motro M., Gözneli R. , Ugurlu K.

CLEFT PALATE-CRANIOFACIAL JOURNAL, cilt.51, ss.344-349, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 51
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1597/12-279
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.344-349


This article describes a new method that enables vector control during alveolar distraction osteogenesis in the treatment of a cleft palate patient. The patient presented with unilateral complete cleft lip and palate, and the alveolar part of the defect was covered by a mobile buccal flap. The distraction was performed by sliding the surgically released tooth segment with the help of an intraoral distractor over 1.5-mm stainless steel archwires held by metal crowns. This vector-controlled method enabled new bone and attached gingiva formation in harmony with the proper alveolar shape.