Cleft Lip and Palate
A team approach to cleft lip and cleft palate treatment
As part of a healthcare specialist team, our oral and maxillofacial surgeons play a crucial role in the comprehensive treatment plan for a patient’s cleft lip and palate. The objective is to restore proper form and function of the jaw and facial structures. By utilizing a multidisciplinary care team, we can offer your family valuable resources and support throughout the process.
Treating Cleft lip and palate
Cleft lip and cleft palate are among the most prevalent congenital deformities worldwide.
Babies can be born with either a cleft lip, a cleft palate or both. The correction of a cleft lip typically takes place before the infant reaches 12 months old, while cleft palate repair is commonly done by 18 months old. Individuals with a cleft lip and/or palate can anticipate. Undergoing multiple surgeries throughout their first 18 years of life. These surgeries aim to create functional lips and palates, facilitate proper speech development, alleviate middle ear issues, reduce social stigmas and contribute to the healthy development of teeth and facial bones.