Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00002978
Title: Nasoalveolar molding and their effects on the dentoalveolar arch: A systematic review
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Review Article
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    Various methods of the treatment of cleft lip and palate (CLP) have developed over the years. One among them is the nasoalveolar molding (NAM). The aim of this systematic review was to review the literature on the effects of NAM on the dentoalveolar arch form in CLP patients. For this review, electronic database PUBMED was searched up to 2016 and hand search of the orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic journals also was utilized. Only those articles which met the inclusion criteria were selected. Finally, 11 articles were included for the review in the present study. Studies included were randomized controlled trials, case series, and case reports. All orthopedic appliances utilized in these studies were successful in reducing alveolar cleft distance and lip tension thereby preventing scarring and reducing the need for secondary alveolar bone grafting. The reduction in the alveolar cleft was up to 3–6 mm in all the studies. It can be concluded from this systematic review that NAM results in good alignment of the alveolar segment, shape of the alveolar arch, reduced interalveolar cleft distance, and lip tension, hence, facilitating the maxillary growth.

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    Mary Sheloni Missier1 , Ravindra Kumar Jain1 , M. P. Santhosh Kumar2 *

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    1 Department of Orthodontics and Craniofacial Orthopaedics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. M. P. Santhosh Kumar, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University,162, Poonamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Mary Sheloni Missier1 , Ravindra Kumar Jain1 , M. P. Santhosh Kumar2 *

    Title:Nasoalveolar molding and their effects on the dentoalveolar arch: A systematic review
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (January)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (18-21)
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    Methodology:A systematic review
    Research Materials:Nasoalveolar molding

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Cleft lip Cleft palate Nasoalveolar molding Presurgical orthopedics

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