Int J Stomatol ›› 2020, Vol. 47 ›› Issue (3): 345-350.doi: 10.7518/gjkq.2020064

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Effects of cleft characteristics and orthodontic treatment on alveolar bone grafting in patients with cleft lip and palate

Chen Yiyin,Liu Junqi,Li Chenghao()   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases & National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases & Dept. of Cleft Lip and Palate Surgery, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China
  • Received:2019-11-10 Revised:2020-02-12 Online:2020-05-01 Published:2020-05-08
  • Contact: Chenghao Li
  • Supported by:
    Science and Technology Planning Project of Sichuan Province(0040305302044)


Alveolar cleft is a bone defect located in the maxillary dental arch and usually occurs between the lateral incisors and canine. Owing to congenital cleft, early surgical scar contracture, and lip muscle oppression, most patients experience severe maxillary transverse developmental disorders. As a critical step in the cleft lip and palate team approach, alveolar bone grafting effectively repairs the maxillary fissure and corrects maxillary transverse developmental disorders. Many studies and clinical practices have indicated that the timing of orthodontic treatment and the characteristics of alveolar cleft are closely related to the success rate and prognosis of this technique. In this paper, the effects of cleft characteristics and timing of orthodontic treatment on the success rate and prognosis of alveolar bone grafting were reviewed to provide a basis for the selection of clinical treatment programs and the design of scientific research for patients with cleft lip and palate.

Key words: alveolar bone grafting, alveolar cleft, cleft characteristics, orthodontic treatment

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  • R782.2

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