Cleft lip and cleft palate are facial and oral malformations that occur very early in pregnancy, while the baby is developing inside the mother. Clefting results when there is not enough tissue in the mouth or lip area, and the tissue that is available does not join together properly.
A cleft lip is a physical split or separation of the two sides of the upper lip.
It appears as a narrow opening or gap in the skin of the upper lip. This separation often extends beyond the base of the nose and includes the bones of the upper jaw and/or upper gum.
A cleft palate is a split or opening in the roof of the mouth. A cleft palate can involve the hard palate (the bony front portion of the roof of the mouth), and/or the soft palate (the soft back portion of the roof of the mouth).
Cleft lip and cleft palate can occur on one or both sides. Because the lip and the palate develop separately, it is possible to have a cleft lip without a cleft palate, a cleft palate without a cleft lip, or both together.
The two concerns to the parent when a child is born with a cleft lip and palate
Will my child every be normal?
Today with modern technology and expertise, any child born with cleft lip and palate can be made fully normal both in terms of form and function using a team approach by various medical and dental specialities.
Dr Girish and his team at Mukha believes in bringing in improvements to peoples faces brings in a lot more confidnece and positiveness in them. Team Mukha strives hard to educate and make our patients understand about their present condition, treatment and improvements that they can achieve by undergoing these procedures.
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