Maxillary Deficiency: Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate

  • Jeffrey C. Posnick


The correction of residual skeletal deformities of the unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) adolescent challenges the ingenuity and skill of the maxillofacial surgeon. In theory, the UCLP patient will have undergone lip and plate repair in infancy and early childhood, followed by perialveolar fistula closure and bone grafting to the palate and alveolus while in the mixed dentition, then completing orthodontic treatment to close the cleft-dental gap in the region of the (often) congenitally missing lateral incisor tooth. However, this is often a goal not realized.


Cleft Palate Orthognathic Surgery Mixed Dentition Anterior Nasal Spine Maxillary Hypoplasia 
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