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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2014, Article ID 795342, 4 pages
Case Report

Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment of Adult Patient with Cleft Lip and Palate

Unit of Craniofacial Malformations, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Chile, Avenue Suecia 1033, Providencia, 7510355 Santiago de Chile, Chile

Received 11 August 2014; Accepted 18 November 2014; Published 3 December 2014

Academic Editor: Carla Evans

Copyright © 2014 Noemí Leiva Villagra et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The aim of the paper is to present full orthodontic treatment of an operated cleft lip adult patient. Case Report. An 18-year-old patient consulted for severe crowded teeth. He comes from a poor family. At that time he already had four operations (velum, palate, lip, and myringotomy). Treatment included maxillary expansion, tooth extraction, and fixed orthodontic, as well as kinesiology and speech therapy treatment. A multidisciplinary approach allowed us to achieve successfully an excellent result for this patient and gave him a harmonic smile and an optimal function without orthognathic surgery. Two years after treatment, occlusion remains stable.