Orofacial cleft patients are often affected by various anomalies of the teeth. The most common anomaly accompanying clefts is hypodontia. Due to bone defect, scar tissue resulting from multiple surgeries and different jaw growth tendency, jaw-orthopedic treatment requires long-term planning of individual steps and their coordination with other treatments from birth to completion of patient growth. Orthodontic monitoring of patients with orofacial cleft lasts from birth to adulthood. The decision to choose the right treatment procedure depends on careful examination and case analysis. Current trends in the treatment of patients with orofacial cleft are leading to long-term solutions with the preservation of hard dental tissues.
Key words: cleft lip and palte, hypodontia, orthodontic treatment, orthodontic space closure, prosthetic replacement.
Lek Obz, 2020, 60 (7 – 8): 272-276
Soňa PINTEŠOVÁ, Nora KELECSÉNYIOVÁ, Juraj LYSÝ, Peter STANKO
Klinika stomatológie a maxilofaciálnej chirurgie LF UK a OÚSA, Bratislava, prednosta prof. MUDr. P. Stanko, PhD.