Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 70--73

Clinical application of palatal lift appliance in velopharyngeal incompetence


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

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B3, Block 2, Jain Ashraya Phase III, 31, Arcot Road, Virugambakkam, Chennai - 600 092
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Premkumar S. Clinical application of palatal lift appliance in velopharyngeal incompetence.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2011;29:70-73


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Premkumar S. Clinical application of palatal lift appliance in velopharyngeal incompetence. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Jul 8 ];29:70-73
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