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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 70-73

Clinical application of palatal lift appliance in velopharyngeal incompetence

Department of Orthodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India

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S Premkumar
B3, Block 2, Jain Ashraya Phase III, 31, Arcot Road, Virugambakkam, Chennai - 600 092
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.90746

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The presence of nasal air leak in cleft palate patients with velopharyngeal incompetence leads to characteristic nasal snort. The efficacy of the palatal lift appliance in patients with adequate velopharyngeal tissue with incompetence was tested. Speech quality improved after the wearing of palatal lift appliance. Palatal lift appliances are simple and efficient in reducing the nasal air leak. Ongoing speech therapy is necessary and advised for patients receiving palatal lift.


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