A Stepwise Procedure for the Fabrication of the NAM Appliance Using Grayson’s Technique
Science Journal of Clinical Medicine
Volume 5, Issue 4-1, July 2016, Pages: 1-6
Received: Dec. 23, 2015; Accepted: Feb. 23, 2016; Published: Mar. 23, 2016
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Authors
Rohit Raghavan, Dept of Prosthodontics, Royal Dental College, Palakkad Dst, Kerala
Biswas PP, Dept of Orthodontics, Royal Dental College, Palakkad Dst, Kerala
Shaju George, Dept of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Royal Dental College, Palakkad Dst, Kerala
Shiji M. Kunjappan, Department of Orthodontics, Vinayaka Missions Sankarachariyar Dental College, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
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Abstract
Rehabilitation of cleft lip and palate (CLP) patients is a challenge for all the concerned members of the cleft team, and various treatment modalities have obtained aesthetic results. Nasoalveolar molding (NAM) has gained wide acceptance and evidence in cleft therapy. Nasal moulding seems to be more beneficial and effective in unilateral cleft lip and palate patients. The principle objective of presurgical nasoalveolar molding (NAM) is to reduce the severity of the initial cleft deformity. This enables the surgeon and the patient to enjoy the benefits associated with repair of cleft deformity that is of minimal severity. For the fabrication of such appliances, an impression of the defect is necessary. Impression making in infants with cleft lip and palate is a challenging task.
Keywords
Cleft Lip and Palate, Impression Procedure, Infantile Orthopaedics, Nasoalveolar Molding
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Rohit Raghavan, Biswas PP, Shaju George, Shiji M. Kunjappan, A Stepwise Procedure for the Fabrication of the NAM Appliance Using Grayson’s Technique, Science Journal of Clinical Medicine. Special Issue: Clinical Conspectus on Cleft Deformities. Vol. 5, No. 4-1, 2016, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.sjcm.s.2016050401.11
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