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Contemp Clin Dent. 2013 Jan;4(1):105-7. doi: 10.4103/0976-237X.111627.

Van der Woude syndrome: Management in the mixed dentition.

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Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College, Jaipur, India.


This article presents the case of a patient with Van der Woude syndrome treated with orthodontic and orthopedic intervention in the mixed dentition stage. The patient had a bilateral cleft of the lip and alveolus accompanied by lip pits on the lower lip. Intra-orally, there was bilateral anterior and posterior cross-bite with a collapsed maxilla. The maxillary transverse deficiency was managed with orthopedic expansion and the second phase of treatment involved secondary alveolar bone grafting followed by retention with functional regulator-3. The mild maxillary retrognathia and deficient lip support was managed with dental compensation.


Cleft lip; Van der Woude syndrome; cleft palate; secondary bone grafting

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