Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, India
*Corresponding author: Shafees Koya, Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India, Tel: +91-9008998642; Fax: 0824-2204663; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission: October 20, 2017; Published: November 30, 2017
Since centuries neonatal maxillary orthopaedics is a treatment modality in which distorted and displaced maxillary segments at birth are repositioned by series of orthopaedic appliances to produce a normal appearing maxilla while reducing the cleft space in the alveolus and palate. Nasoalveolar molding got popularised because of its enabled nasal molding capability. Presurgical neonatal nasal remodeling with an infant plate was first described by Dogliotti et al. . The first treatment protocol for nasoalveolar molding (NAM) was described and popularized by Grayson et al. . This technique was different from the previous techniques of infant orthopedics where in a nasal stent was added to the intra oral plate enabling nasal and alveolar molding simultaneously. The combined oral plate and nasal stent produced a nasoalveolar molding appliance.