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NAM Appliances

The NAM (nasoalveolar molding) technology helps shape the gums, lips and nostrils in very young patients before cleft palate surgery, which dramatically decreases the number of surgeries required for cleft palate babies and can often eliminate the need for a bone graft. Dr. Tara is one of only a select few in the region with the expertise and training needed to properly employ the NAM appliance in cleft palate treatment. For more about nasoalveolar molding, see the documents below: