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J Burn Care Rehabil. 2003 Nov-Dec;24(6):418-31; discussion 410.

A thirty-year review of oral appliances used to manage microstomia, 1972 to 2002.

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  • 1Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA.


Patients who have sustained a facial burn often contend with cosmetic and functional challenges, including microstomia. Many devices have been created by a variety of professionals to provide oral stretching. These devices can be classified as intraoral or extraoral and deliver a stretch either horizontally, vertically, or circumorally. The purpose of this article is to present a comprehensive review of oral-stretching devices.

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