Primary cleft lip repair surgery was done when the baby was 4 months old and palate repair surgery was done at 8 months of age. When the baby was 6 years old, rhBMP-2 surgery was done to treat the alveolar cleft defect. Miracle protein rhBMP-2 was placed in the cleft of the teeth bearing region of the upper jaw to completely heal the bony defect avoiding bone graft.
Now the girl reported to our hospital seeking to enhance her facial profile. She had a hypoplastic maxilla (retruded upper jaw) and she was not happy with her appearance. Dr. Balaji performed the intraoral maxillary distraction osteogenesis whereby the upper jaw was advanced and aligned properly with the lower jaw. This was done completely inside the mouth so there were no scars. Using distraction & orthodontics, her appearance & facial profile was greatly enhanced.