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Nasoalveolar molding

Rahime Burcu Nur Yilmaz, Derya Germeç Çakan
AIM: The aim of the present study is to evaluate the effects of nasoalveolar molding (NAM) therapy on nasolabial morphology three dimensionally, and compare the nasolabial linear and surface distance measurements in infants with unilateral cleft lip and palate. METHODS: Facial plaster casts of 42 infants with unilateral cleft lip and palate taken at the onset (pre-NAM) and finishing stage (post-NAM) of NAM were scanned with 3dMDface stereophotogrammetry system (3dMD, Atlanta, GA)...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Michelle Kornbluth, Richard E Campbell, John Daskalogiannakis, Elizabeth J Ross, Patricia H Glick, Kathleen A Russell, Jean-Charles Doucet, Ronald R Hathaway, Ross E Long, Thomas J Sitzman
OBJECTIVE: To compare dental arch relationship, craniofacial form, and nasolabial aesthetic outcomes among cleft centers using distinct methods of presurgical infant orthopedics (PSIO). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Four cleft centers in North America. PATIENTS: One hundred ninety-one children with repaired complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (CUCLP). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Dental arch relationship was assessed using the GOSLON Yardstick...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Supakit Peanchitlertkajorn, Ana Mercado, John Daskalogiannakis, Ronald Hathaway, Kathleen Russell, Gunvor Semb, William Shaw, Manish Lamichane, Marilyn Cohen, Ross E Long
OBJECTIVE: To compare nasolabial appearance outcomes of patients with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (CUCLP) in preadolescence from 4 cleft centers including a center using nasoalveolar molding (NAM) and primary nasal reconstruction. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Four cleft centers in North America. PATIENTS: 135 subjects with repaired CUCLP. METHODS: Frontal and profile facial pictures were assessed using the Asher-McDade rating scale...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Nao Kinouchi, Shinya Horiuchi, Akihiro Yasue, Yuko Kuroda, Nobuhiko Kawai, Keiichiro Watanabe, Takashi Izawa, Ichiro Hashimoto, Ali H Hassan, Eiji Tanaka
To evaluate the effectiveness of pre-surgical nasoalveolar molding (PNAM) in patients with unilateral cleft lip nasal deformities. Methods: This was a retrospective study involving 29 patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate defects, of whom 13 were treated with palatal devices with nasal stents (PNAM group) and 16 were treated with palatal devices without nasal stents or surgical tapes (control group). Submental oblique photographs and orthodontic models were longitudinally obtained at the initial visit (T1) and immediately before (T2) and  after cheiloplasty (T3)...
February 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Belma Isik Aslan, Ayşe Gülşen, Kemal Findikçioğlu, Deniz Uzuner, Neslihan Üçüncü
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate and compare the efficacy of nasoalveolar molding (NAM) therapy in the improvement of alveolar and palatal cleft deformity on unilateral (UCLP) versus bilateral (BCLP) cleft lip and palate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 19 UCLP (14 boys and 5 girls) and 8 BCLP (7 boys and 1 girl) infants completed NAM therapy were included in this study. Standardized parameters of cleft width of alveol and palate were measured on photocopies taken from the pre- and post-treatment plaster casts...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Shiaw-Yu Chang, Daniel Lonic, Betty Chien-Jung Pai, Lun-Jou Lo
OBJECTIVE: Asymmetry of median facial structures is a major concern for patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate, and the principal goal of its treatment is to restore symmetry. Unilateral complete cleft of lip and primary palate (UCCLPP) is an uncommon subgroup and rarely reported. Patients with UCCLPP have protruding and deviating premaxilla, rendering a primary repair difficult. This study evaluated consecutive patients with UCCLPP and presented their treatment outcome. METHODS: We assessed 36 patients with UCCLPP and collected clinical information...
January 25, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Nandagopal Vura, Rajasekhar Gaddipati, Yudhistar Palla, Pranay Kumar
The protruding and deviated premaxilla in bilateral complete cleft lip and palate (BCL/P) patients causes a perplexing problem in achieving a tension-free primary lip closure. An innovative noninvasive active intraoral Fixed Pre-Surgical Cleft Orthopedic (FPSCO) appliance is presented that has enabled to successfully reposition the premaxillary segment to a more favorable position prior to the surgical repair in 4 BCL/P patients, who reported late for treatment with a mean age of 18 ± 3 months. All the patients had at least 1 deciduous tooth erupted in 3 cleft segments, 1 premaxilla (PM), and 2 lateral maxillary (LM) segments...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Jonathan P Massie, Karl Bruckman, William J Rifkin, Christopher M Runyan, Pradip R Shetye, Barry Grayson, Roberto L Flores
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of nasoalveolar molding (NAM) on nasal airway architecture. DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study of patients with unilateral cleft lip treated with NAM vs without NAM. SETTING: Tertiary referral center specializing in cleft and craniofacial care. Patients, Participants, and Interventions: Thirty-six patients with complete unilateral cleft lip and alveolus: 19 with NAM therapy and 17 without NAM therapy...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Nick O Esmonde, Judah S Garfinkle, Yiyi Chen, William E Lambert, Anna A Kuang
OBJECTIVE: Identify factors associated with adherence to nasoalveolar molding (NAM) therapy. DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS, PARTICIPANTS: Infants with cleft lip, with or without cleft palate, referred for NAM. One hundred thirty-five patients met criteria. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Adherence to NAM therapy, defined as continuous use of the appliance and attendance of NAM adjustment visits...
February 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Sabarinath Prasad, Sreeja Ravindran, Vasanth Radhakrishnan, P V Hazarey, Amit Vanka, Bhavya Rajan
BACKGROUND: Primary surgical repair of the bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP) deformity is challenging. Infant Orthopedic (IO) procedures are often used to assist surgical reconstruction of normal anatomy. Nasoalveolar molding (NAM) is a presurgical infant orthopedic procedure that attempts to reduce the cleft nasal deformity, in addition to the lip and alveolus, leading to an esthetic primary surgical repair. OBJECTIVE: NAM provides the surgical team with a better foundation for an easier and more esthetic single stage repair at the level of nose in addition to the lip and alveolus...
November 2017: Special Care in Dentistry
Sophie Maillard, Jean-Marc Retrouvey, Mairaj K Ahmed, Peter J Taub
Objectives: The authors performed a systematic review to evaluate the potential beneficial effects of the nasoalveolar molding appliance on nonsyndromic unilateral clefts of the lip and/or palate prior to primary lip repair. Material and Methods: A literature search was performed using three electronic databases (PubMed, Embase, Web of Science) and three journals ("Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal", "Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal" and "American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedic") from January 1980 to April 2017...
July 2017: Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research
Jonathan M Bekisz, Elise Fryml, Roberto L Flores
This study presents a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in cleft and craniofacial surgery. All studies reporting on RCTs in cleft and craniofacial surgery were identified on PubMed using the search terms "cleft," "velopharyngeal insufficiency," "velopharyngeal dysfunction," "nasoalveolar molding," "gingivoperiosteoplasty," "Pierre Robin sequence," "craniofacial," "craniosynostosis," "craniofacial microsomia," "hemifacial microsomia," "hypertelorism," "Le Fort," "monobloc," "distraction osteogenesis," "Treacher Collins," and "Goldenhar...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Pang-Yun Chou, Rami R Hallac, Tochi Ajiwe, Xian-Jin Xie, Yu-Fang Liao, Alex A Kane, Yong Jong Park
Nasoalveolar molding (NAM) is commonly employed to reduce the alveolar segments into proper alignment and to improve nasal symmetry in patients with cleft lip and palate. This study examines the periodical progression of NAM treatment over time. 20 patients with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate were prospectively recruited. A 2 stage NAM treatment protocol was applied. Stage 1 involved adjustment of the alveolar segments (mean age 15.6 days), while Stage 2 added nasal stents and started average 43 days after stage 1...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
Xin Gong, Jun Zhao, Jiawei Zheng, Quan Yu
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the maxillary alveolar repositioning of the infants with bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP) undergoing computer-aided nasoalveolar molding (CAD-NAM). METHODS: A total of 19 BCLP infants undergoing CAD-NAM were recruited as the treatment group, and 21 nonpresurgically treated BCLP patients served as controls. The upper alveolar morphology was measured and evaluated. Changes in all variables between pre- and post-CAD-NAM were compared. RESULTS: By the end of CAD-NAM, significant difference was found in the P-A, P'-A', and L-ideal midline (P < 0...
September 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Ibtesam Alzain, Waeil Batwa, Alex Cash, Zuhair A Murshid
Patients with cleft lip and/or palate go through a lifelong journey of multidisciplinary care, starting from before birth and extending until adulthood. Presurgical orthopedic (PSO) treatment is one of the earliest stages of this care plan. In this paper we provide a review of the PSO treatment. This review should help general and specialist dentists to better understand the cleft patient care path and to be able to answer patient queries more efficiently. The objectives of this paper were to review the basic principles of PSO treatment, the various types of techniques used in this therapy, and the protocol followed, and to critically evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of some of these techniques...
2017: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry
V Shetty, R K Agrawal, H F Sailer
The objective of this study was to investigate the long-term effect of presurgical nasoalveolar molding (PNAM) on growth of the maxillary arch through early childhood until 6 years of age in complete unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) patients presenting for PNAM at different ages. Complete UCLP patients who were treated at our centre were divided into two groups. The study group underwent PNAM and was further subdivided into three subgroups (PNAM initiated within 1 month, between 1 and 6 months, and between 6 and 12 months of age in subgroup I, II, and III, respectively)...
April 14, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Li Hongyi, Kuang Hai, Wang Xiaomeng, Li Dongshuang
OBJECTIVE: This study analyzed the alveolar changes of complete unilateral cleft lip (UCCL) patients after pre-surgical nasoalveolar molding (PNAM) treatment using a three-dimensional method. METHODS: Palate impressions of thirty UCCL patients who underwent PNAM treatment in the Affiliated Stomatology Hospital of Guangxi Medical University were taken pre- and post-PNAM. The plaster impressions were scanned using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). The DICOM files were exported and 3D models reconstructed in Mimics 15...
August 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
Won Hee Lim, Eun Woo Park, Hwa Sung Chae, Soon Man Kwon, Hoi-In Jung, Seung-Hak Baek
The purpose of this study was to compare the results of two- (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) measurements for the alveolar molding effect in patients with unilateral cleft lip and palate. The sample consisted of 23 unilateral cleft lip and palate infants treated with nasoalveolar molding (NAM) appliance. Dental models were fabricated at initial visit (T0; mean age, 23.5 days after birth) and after alveolar molding therapy (T1; mean duration, 83 days). For 3D measurement, virtual models were constructed using a laser scanner and 3D software...
June 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Franz Xaver Bauer, Markus Schönberger, Johannes Gattinger, Markus Eblenkamp, Erich Wintermantel, Andrea Rau, Florian Dieter Güll, Klaus-Dietrich Wolff, Denys J Loeffelbein
Nasoalveolar molding (NAM) is an accepted treatment strategy in presurgical cleft therapy. The major drawbacks of the treatment listed in the literature relate to the time of the treatment and the coordination of the required interdisciplinary team of therapists, parents, and patients. To overcome these limitations, we present the automated RapidNAM concept that facilitates the design and manufacturing process of NAM devices, and that allows the virtual modification and subsequent manufacture of the devices in advance, with a growth prediction factor adapted to the patient's natural growth...
August 28, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
Michael Alperovich, Lawrence E Brecht, Stephen M Warren
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November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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