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Article: Volume 6 Number 4 Page 102 - October 2013

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Orthodontics:  Orthodontic Input for Children with Cleft Lip and Palate: CLP Series Part 8

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Abstract: The orthodontist plays a significant role in the management of children with cleft lip and palate. This article summarizes the key stages of input and some of the challenges that may be encountered.

Clinical relevance: Within the multidisciplinary team, orthodontics treatment is often the most burdensome in terms of appointments and treatment time for children with cleft lip and palate.

Author notes: Toby J Gillgrass, BDS, FDS(Orth), Consultant Orthodontist Cleft Lip and Palate, Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer, Glasgow University, Glasgow, UK.

Objective: To provide guidance for a life-time’s maintenance of the dentition by routine oral hygiene and dental care.