cleft

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cleft

1. a fissure or crevice
2. (of leaves) having one or more incisions reaching nearly to the midrib
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Autogenous cancellous bone is the grafting material of choice in the alveolar cleft, particularly if the teeth are to be orthodontically moved into the cleft or eruption of teeth through the cleft is anticipated (18).
Her diagnosis at age 13 years included maxillary hypoplasia (upper jaw underdevelopment), mandibular prognathism (lower jaw overdevelopment), class III occlusion (lower teeth out in front of upper teeth), missing maxillary lateral incisors, left oronasal fistula, and left maxillary alveolar cleft (Figure 2).
Among the topics are effective cleft lip surgery, growth of the dentofacial complex in the presence of cleft lip and palate, repairing alveolar clefts by bone grafting, cleft speech-assessment and management, genetics and embryogenesis, neural crest cells in development of CL/P, genetic analysis of CL/P at the present and its prospects for the future, the preventive effect of folic acid and other vitamins on congenital anomalies, and methods for dietary surveys aimed to prevent CL/P.