Types of Prosthesis
Nasal Obturator Prosthesis
A nasal obturator is a speech enhancing prosthesis. It is typically used for patients with velopharygeal insurriciency or incompetence. It closes off the nostrils to decrease the airflow from the nose.
The nasal obturator can be used interim while awaiting a palatal lift or long term for those who are unable to have a palatal lift.