An anxious couple with their gracious little girl of 5 years old approached Dr Sunil at Richardsons dental and craniofacial hospital, Nagercoil. The swelling was quite large and interfering her cute smile and function. The swelling was found in the right side of her upper [ + ]
A handsome young male patient in his late twenties approached us at Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Nagercoil in the month of monsoon with the history of congenital cleft lip and palate. Multiple surgeries were undergone for the correction of the same since childhood. From [ + ]
In the early weeks of November, a female aged 23 walked into the doors of Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Nagercoil. She had a history of a cleft lip and due to her cleft lip, she had changes in the anatomy of her nose. Traveling [ + ]
A cleft lip is the result of a failure in the fusion of the medial nasal process with the maxillary process to form premaxilla.
Cleft palate is a failure in the fusion of lateral palatine shelves with each other and with nasal septum or premaxilla.
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The maxillary internal distractor is a tooth-borne device. It receives its anchorage from the tooth and exhibits it force on the bone to get the desired result.
Indications for Internal maxillary distraction
Cleft of lip and palate
Certain orthognathic surgeries
Craniofacial corrective surgeries
Fabrication of Internal maxillary distractor
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In developed countries, with the advancement of medical services and awareness among patients, it is rare to find adults with un-operated cleft lip and palate. However, the scenario is totally different in developing countries.
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Cleft palate is a common congenital anomaly occurring in infants. It happens because there is an aberration in the embryological palate development. The palate has a very important role in speech, separating the oral cavity from the nasal cavity. Swallowing and even growth of the [ + ]
The aim at Richardsons Dental And Craniofacial Hospital is to make each and every individual with cleft lip, cleft alveolus, cleft palate or any other craniofacial anomaly to be made like any individual without these deformities. So that they get incorporated into society without any [ + ]
This patient is now 34 years old.
She came to us 8 odd years ago with lots of secondary deformities… she had a scar on the upper lip from the primary cleft surgery done elsewhere. Her speech was far from clear and intelligible and nasal. Her [ + ]
A cleft lip is one of the most common anomalies of the face that occurs since birth. Cleft of the lip can extend till the nose (complete cleft lip) or involve only the lip (incomplete cleft lip). If left unrepaired it causes difficulty in sucking [ + ]