DynaCleft® Cleft Positioning Strips and Nasal Elevator Research
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DC1 - Monasterio L, Ford A, Gutiérrez C, Tastets ME, Garcia J.; Comparative study of nasoalveolar molding methods: nasal elevator plus DynaCleft® versus NAM-Grayson in patients with complete unilateral cleft lip and palate.; Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2013 Sep;50(5):548-54. doi: 10.1597/11-245. Epub 2012 Aug 20.
In a comparison between the DynaCleft® Positioning Strips with Nasal Elevators and NAM-Grayson system, "both methods significantly reduced the cleft width and improved the nasal asymmetry. Our findings show that both methods produced similar results."
DC2 - Berggren A, Abdiu A, Marcusson A, Paulin G.; The nasal alar elevator: an effective tool in the presurgical treatment of infants born with cleft lip.; Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005 May;115(6):1785-7.
DC3 - Abdiu A, P Ohannessian, A Berggren; The nasal alar elevator: A new device that may reduce the need for primary operation of the nose in patients with cleft lip; Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery, 43:2, 71-74, 2009
"The use of a nasal elevator reduces both the length and the extent of the primary intervention, without compromising the final result."
D4C - Vinson L.; The Effect of DynaCleft® on Cleft Width in Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate Patients.; J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2017;41(6):442-445. doi: 10.17796/1053-4628-41.6.4. Epub 2017 Sep 22.
"DynaCleft ® [positioning strips] significantly decreased the size of the alveolar cleft width compared to infants who did not use it. Providers should consider using DynaCleft® [positioning strips] for patients who may not have access to infant maxillary orthopedics."
DC5 - Carlson LN, Vinson LA, Sanders BJ, Jones JE.; The effect of dynaCleft® on presurgical orthopedics in bilateral cleft lip and palate patients.; J Cleft Lip Palate Craniofac Anomal 2019;6:110-113
"DynaCleft® [positioning strips] as a presurgical orthopedic therapy may help to limit uncontrolled physiological changes and reposition the premaxillary segment, while reducing cleft widths prior to definitive lip surgery."
DC6 - Vinson L.; Presurgical Orthopedics in Cleft Lip and Palate Care; Open Journal of Dentistry and Oral Medicine 4(1): 14-19, 2016
Clinically, DynaCleft® averaged more maxillary retraction and cleft size reduction on both the right and left sides compared to the control group. Within the DynaCleft® group, a statistically significant difference was found for premaxillary retraction on both the right and left sides... DynaCleft® as a presurgical orthopedic therapy may help to limit uncontrolled physiological changes and reposition the premaxillary segment, while reducing cleft widths prior to definitive lip surgery.
DC7 - Hoffman de Ojeda, IM; Rodríguez Mancera, AP; [Pre-surgical orthopedic techniques: NAM Vs Dynacleft]; (Salud) Trabajo de Postgrado; 2018
DC8 - Abhinav BA, Batra P, Chander Sood S, Sharma K, Srivastava A, Raghavan S. Comparative Study of Presurgical Infant Orthopedics by Modified Grayson Method and Dynacleft With Nasal Elevators in Patients With Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate—A Clinical Prospective Study. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. August 2020.
Both methods [DynaCleft with Nasal elevator system and a modified Grayson technique] proved effective in improving the nasal asymmetry, reducing the alveolar cleft gap, and approximating the lips together.