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1- Orthodontic Department, Dental Faculty, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
2- Orthodontic Department, Dental Faculty, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran , LaelAF@mums.ac.ir
3- Pathologic Department, Dental Faculty, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
4- Pediatric Department, Dental Faculty, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
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Context: One of the main types of nasal deformity is unilateral cleft lip/palate, which affects the process of breathing and smelling. It is supposed that nasoalveolar molding (NAM) has a positive effect on the reduction of the tension in lips and helps to simplify or even eliminate the subsequent orthodontic treatment.
Objective: This systematic review of papers focused on the effectiveness of NAM in patients with unilateral cleft lip/palate.
Data Sources: The web search of Google Scholar, PubMed, Web of Science, and Medline databases
Study Selection: The identification of 1282 articles published up to 2018. The selected papers were screened based on the eligibility criteria after the thorough investigation of the titles and abstract. In the next step, article inconsistent with our objectives were removed from the current study. Afterward, the papers were thoroughly studied and data related to our study goals were extracted and recorded in predetermined extraction forms. After the full-text evaluation of the articles, results in the selection of 22 articles.
Data Extraction: The search process was performed by the following keywords in combination with nasoalveolar molding or pre-surgical nasoalveolar molding or pre-surgical orthopaedic appliances: unilateral cleft lip/palate, UCL/P, Cleft lip, Cleft palate.
Results: Based on the literature review, various studies have supported the effectiveness of nasoalveolar molding appliance therapy on nasal symmetry in unilateral clefts of the lip and/or palate treatment.
Conclusions: The NAM therapy is effective in decreasing the severity of the initial cleft deformity, as well as repositioning of deformed nasal cartilage and alveolar process. It has many beneficial results in surgical outcomes. However, the long-term effect of this approach has remained unclear.
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Type of Study: Systematic Review | Subject: Dentistry
Received: 2019/05/11 | Accepted: 2019/09/22

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