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The Problem of Cleft Lip & Treatment

There are many reasons that cause cleft lip and palate, ranging from genetics to drugs, and even environmental factors. It happens when the left and right sides of the mouth and lips do not join properly during pregnancy – a separation in the upper lip is called cleft lip while a cleft palate refers to a separation in the roof of the mouth wherein the two sides of the palate do not infuse during pregnancy. If your loved one was born with a cleft lip or palate, For Cleft lip and cleft palate treatment in India we suggest you visit us to discuss what options are best. Contact us today for consultation.

A properly formed lip and palate are essential for normal speech and facial appearance. A normal palate also prevents food from going into the nose. Sometimes, babies with a cleft palate may have a small chin, leading to respiratory ailments.

Bilateral cleft lip surgery at RIchardsons Hospital

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate Treatment in India

Thanks to science and modern surgery, there’s hope for children born with such birth defects. Cleft lip surgery can restore the normal shape of the mouth and close the separation. Any deformity in the nostril can be removed through a consequent surgery. As for cleft palate treatment, children between the 7 to 18 months can be safely operated upon to close the gap between the roof of the mouth and nose, and to reconnect the muscles on the mouth.

Bilateral cleft lip surgery in India

Children who have undergone cleft lip and cleft palate treatment can develop normal speech and swallow food normally. But they will need follow-up surgery for teeth implants to fill missing teeth and fitted with special appliances that close the nose from the mouth. It also helps to improve aesthetic appearance.

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