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Cleft lip and palate (Part 2)

The main aims of treating patients with cleft lip and palate:

–          To allow patient to achieve normal appearance and to attain normal function of the upper lips

–          To provide the least possible damage to the future growth and development Continue reading

Cleft lip and palate (part 1)

Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects affecting the mid facial region. Patients with cleft lip might have a small notch on the lip or a wide opening which involves the lip and the palate ( the roof of your mouth) The exact cause of cleft lip/palate is unknown but it is believed that genetic, usage of certain drugs during pregnancy, viruses, toxins are the causative factors of cleft lip and palate. Continue reading