Cleft Palate Treatment Restores Function and Appearance
Although they are incredibly common birth defects, cleft lips (cheiloschisis) and cleft palates (palatoschisis) still prove incredibly shocking for parents upon first sight. To put it plainly, cleft lips and cleft palates are an incomplete fusion of the upper lip or roof of the mouth, respectively. This typically occurs very early during fetal development. These defects can occur either on their own or together. Additionally, the severity and degree of facial involvement can vary widely.
Cleft lip and cleft palate treatment, performed at the Missoula office of Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates, PLLC, not only restores normal function but also enhances normal appearance. Plastic and reconstructive surgeons have worked many years to fine-tune the surgical procedures used to repair cleft lips and cleft palates. If you are interested in learning more about surgical treatment for your child, please contact our plastic and reconstructive surgery practice today.