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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2019: 92.11

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2019, Vol. 5 Issue 3, Part D

Changing paradigms in early cleft lip and palate rehabilitation by presurgical nasoalveolar moulding therapy in a newborn infant: A review

AUTHOR(S): Dr. Mohamad Arshid Khanday, Dr. Afreen Kauser, Dr. Md Muzammil Khan, Dr. Priya Meharwade, Dr. Mirza Muqheem Baig and Dr. Anisa Nabi
ABSTRACT:Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common congenital anomalies requiring multidisciplinary care. Cleft of the lip and palate is one such condition that occurs at such a strategic place in the orofacial region and at such a crucial time that it becomes a complex congenital deformity. The nasoalveolar moulding (NAM) technique is a new approach to presurgical infant orthopedics that reduces the severity of the initial cleft alveolar and nasal deformity. This technique facilitates the primary surgical repair of the nose and lip to heal under minimal tension, thereby reducing scar formation and improving the esthetic result. Pediatric dentist has a vital role to play right from the neonatal period up to phase of permanent dentition. This paper reviews the basic principles of NAM therapy, appliances used in this therapy and the protocol followed in this technique. In the present review article we carried an extensive review of the literature found in Index Copernicus, SCOPUS, PubMed, and Cochrane Library.
Pages: 246-251  |  325 Views  8 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Mohamad Arshid Khanday, Dr. Afreen Kauser, Dr. Md Muzammil Khan, Dr. Priya Meharwade, Dr. Mirza Muqheem Baig, Dr. Anisa Nabi. Changing paradigms in early cleft lip and palate rehabilitation by presurgical nasoalveolar moulding therapy in a newborn infant: A review. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(3):246-251.
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