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Correction of maxillary deformity in infants with bilateral cleft lip and palate using computer-assisted design.
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PMID:  22227091     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to introduce a method of presurgical maxillary molding using computer-aided design and rapid prototyping in infants with bilateral cleft lip and palate. STUDY DESIGN: Seven infants (4 male and 3 female with overall mean age of 7 days) with bilateral cleft lip and palate were subjected to nasoalveolar molding (NAM) technique before the cleft lip repair. The upper denture casts were scanned by a 3-dimensional laser scanner. The digital geometric data were exported to print the solid model with rapid prototyping system. The NAM appliances were fabricated based on these solid models. RESULTS: The computer-aided design could simplify the NAM procedure and estimate the treatment objective. The appliances could be fabricated based on the rapid prototyping system. CONCLUSIONS: In infants with bilateral cleft lip and palate, the presurgical orthopedic treatment design and the appliance fabrication could be simplified with computer-aided reverse engineering and rapid prototyping technique.
Xin Gong; Quan Yu
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1528-395X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Orthodontics, Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Shanghai, China.
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