Why are babies born with
cleft lip and palate?

Cleft lip and palate is caused due to failure in the fusion of lip, nose or palate during intrauterine life. this is caused due to certain medication consumed, smoking and alcohol consumption, vitamin and mineral deficiency during the period of pregnancy. an improper diet during pregnancy can cause cleft lip and palate.

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Cleft-lip-surgery-before-after image of a patient at Richardsons dental and craniofacial Hospital Nagercoil, India

CAN YOU TEST FOR CLEFT LIP AND PALATE DURING PREGNANCY?

we can diagnose cleft lip and palate with the help anomaly scans done during  15- 20th weeks

IS CLEFT LIP AND PALATE CURABLE?

cleft lip and palate are surgically treatable. many patients undergo surgical correction with 100% successful results. patients can undergo surgery in the first two years of their life.

CLEFT LIP AND PALATE SURGERY TEAM IN RICHARDSONS

In Richardson’s Dental And Craniofacial Centre, we have a team comprising of Chief Surgeon, Pediatrician, ENT Consultant, Speech Therapist, and Nursing Staffs. our team has successfully dealt with umpteen no. of cleft patients for past ten years to till date.

we are more than elated to share a picture of one our old cleft patient who gave us a recent visit. she got her cleft lip and palate surgery done around six years ago. today she has absolutely normal feeding, breathing and speech.

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