Cleft lip and palate
A congenital condition causing esthetic and functional problems with the patient's face and jaw.
Mass General has a multi-specialty approach to treating cleft lip and cleft palate--a congenital condition where the patient's facial midline does not close completely during embryonic development. This condition may affect only soft tissue (cleft lip) or may involve the harder tissue of the upper jaw and palate (cleft palate). The result may cause a range of issues ranging from the esthetic (appearance) to the functional (digestion, speech).
At MGDG we have an orthodontic specialist with expertise in the management of cleft lip and palate patients. We also have generalists and a prosthodontist who often become involved in the care and follow-up of cleft lip or cleft palate patients. All of our specialists work in concert with Mass General's multi-specialty cleft lip/palate team to provide the most comprehensive and specialized care available.
Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth abnormalities of the mouth and lip. Cleft palate occurs when the roof of the mouth does not completely close, leaving an opening that can extend into the nasal cavity. left lip is an abnormality in which the lip does not completely form during fetal development.
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