Maxillary distraction osteogenesis versus orthognathic surgery for cleft lip and palate patients

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To provide evidence regarding the effects and long-term results of maxillary distraction osteogenesis compared to orthognathic surgery for the treatment of hypoplastic maxilla in patients with cleft lip and palate. The following aspects will be considered: soft and hard tissue changes, surgical stability/relapse, speech outcomes, velopharyngeal function, psychological adjustment and clinical morbidities.