A case report of multidisciplinary treatment of an adult patient with bilateral cleft lip and palate

Tomohiro Fukunaga, Tadashi Honjo, Yuichi Sakai, Kiyo Sasaki, Teruko Takano-Yamamoto, Takashi Yamashiro

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Abstract

This is a case report about the successful orthodontic treatment of a bilateral cleft lip and palate patient by using a combination of bone grafting and subsequent prosthodontic rehabilitation. An adult patient with a bilateral cleft lip and palate presented with a concave profile, anterior and lateral crossbite, a markedly deep overbite, and residual bilateral alveolar clefts. His jaw movement patterns were unstable and irregular due to his collapsed bite. Orthodontic treatment with bilateral bone grafting improved his concave profile by downward and backward rotation of the mandible within the freeway space, and optimum occlusion and functionally stable and smooth jaw movements were obtained. After a 6-year retention period, no skeletal relapse could be detected, and his occlusal stability was satisfactory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-721
Number of pages11
JournalCleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal
Volume51
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Nov 1

Keywords

  • BCLP
  • Jaw movement
  • Long-term stability
  • Orthodontic treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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