Unilateral Le Fort I Osteotomy for Rehabilitating the Large Alveolar Cleft and Vertical Malocclusion With the Distraction Technique

BAYKUL T., AYDIN M. A. , FINDIK Y., Esenlik E.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.27, no.3, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Rehabilitation of the large alveolar clefts with autogenous graft or distraction osteogenesis is one of the most common treatment choices. Depending on the clinical situation such as vertical deficiencies, linear transport of the segment does not always ensure a proper closure of the cleft space. In this report, the authors present a patient in whom large unilateral cleft and vertical alveolar deficiency were closed by unilateral Le Fort I osteotomy and distraction technique using the orthodontic elastics.