What do Cleft Palate appliances look like?

Below is a picture of a cleft palate appliance. It is called a Nasal Stint and the design can vary depending on whether the cleft is single (Unilateral) or double (Bilateral). This is a Bilateral Nasal Stint:

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Below is a picture of a baby with a bilateral cleft lip and palate with all of the tapping in place, it looks really complicated but don't worry we will lead you through the process step by step.

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The following diagrams show the general way appliances work in a bilateral case followed by a unilateral case.

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