Presurgical Orthopedic Treatment Using Modified Nostril Retainers in Patients With Unilateral Cleft Lip With or Without Cleft Palate

Titiz S., Aras A.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.28, no.6, pp.1570-1572, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000003647
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1570-1572
  • Keywords: Nasoalveolar molding, nostril retainers, unilateral cleft lip with or without cleft palate, NASAL DEFORMITY, NONSURGICAL CORRECTION, NOSE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No


This study aimed to present a new technique for pre-surgical orthopedic treatment of patients with unilateral cleft lip with or without cleft palate (UCL +/- P) by means of modified nostril retainers manufactured using a special mold with soft acrylic or orthodontic acrylics material. Nasal molding with the modified nostril retainer is considerably effective and comfortable for the patient.