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Cleft Lip and Palate

Epidemiology, Aetiology and Treatment

Editor(s): Cobourne M.T. (London) 
Cobourne MT (ed): Cleft tip and Palate. Epidemiology, Aetiology and Treatment. Front Oral Biol. Basel, Karger, 2012, vol 16, pp 111–123

Orthodontic Treatment in the Management of Cleft Lip and Palate

Cash A.C.

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South Thames Cleft Service, Guy’s Hospital, London, UK

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Dr. Alexander C. Cash, South Thames Cleft Service, Floor 12, Tower Wing, Guy’s Hospital, London SE1 9RT (UK), Tel. +44 020 7188 1321, E-Mail alex.cash@gstt.nhs.uk

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The orthodontic treatment of patients with all types of cleft lip and palate, a resume of facial growth and discussion on dental and occlusal development is presented. A fully integrated cleft team provides life-long interdisciplinary holistic treatment for patients born with an orofacial cleft. To understand the team approach to cleft care, this article should be read in close conjunction with those on speech therapy, surgery and alveolar bone grafting to determine the synergy required between these and other clinical specialties. Team working is essential to produce successful patient outcomes. Cleft teams and their constituent clinicians are at the forefront of patient outcome assessment and any aspiring cleft team member must understand how the continuous evaluation of outcome and burden of care will further refine clinical protocols for future patients.

© 2012 S. Karger AG, Basel


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Published online: June 25, 2012
Cover Date: 2012

Number of Print Pages: 13
Number of Figures: 7
Number of Tables: 0

ISBN: 978-3-318-02107-3 (Print)
eISBN: 978-3-318-02108-0 (Online)