What is the incidence ?
Cleft lip and palate is a birth or congenital defect that roughly affects one in 800 live births. Cleft palate treatment usually involves reconstructive surgeries and several key support services.
Can speech be normal in patients with a cleft palate?
Yes, speech can be absolutely clear and normal as in a normal individual.
The craniofacial team at Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital are regularly able to do the same to their patients.
The timing of the surgery, the surgeons’ ability is the most important factor in getting perfect results.
here, palate repairs are done when the child reaches the age of 10 months.
Is there a need for speech therapy after cleft palate treatment ?
Most patients don’t need speech therapy but speech assessment needs to be done once the child reaches 2 years and 6 months. The team at Richardsons are able to give a clear intelligible speech to their cleft kids regularly over the last decade.