[Analysis of maxillary dental-arch dimensions in adult unoperated cleft palate patients].Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2000 Oct; 18(5):320-2.HX
Analysis of maxillary dental-arch development in adult unoperated cleft palate patients.
Dental casts was studied in 20 cases of adult unoperated cleft palate (UCP) patients, and 20 cases of normal adults were as a control group.
The UCP group showed smaller dental-arch widths than a control group in the canine region (P < 0.05) and these was no significant difference on upper-arch depth and posterior dental arch widths between the UCP group and a control group (P > 0.05).
In the UCP group major deformity were in incisor and canine region, and smaller interfere to posterior dental-arch widths and depth. Operation for cleft lip can interfere maxillary dental-arch development.