Today's modern medicine and technology have made cleft repair surgeries appear easy and much simpler to manage. Talk to your doctors to determine the best course of action and treatment for your child/yourself

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Introduction to cleft lip and palate

Who manage a cleft child? 

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A general guideline to manage a cleft individual

3 months             - lip repair

9-12 months      -palate repair

1-2 years            -hearing assessment

3-4 years           - speech assessment

8-10 years          - orthodontic treatment

9-12 years          - Alveolar Bone Grafting (ABG)

13-17 years       - orthodontic treatment

18 years & above -orthonagthic / definitive prosthodontics

( Treatment timeline and needs may vary. Consult your doctors for advice)