Orofacial Clefts for Parents
A cleft is when tissues of the mouth or lip don't form properly when a baby is developing in the womb. The good news is that orofacial clefts are treatable.
Cleft Palate With Cleft Lip for Parents
A cleft palate with a cleft lip is when a baby's lip and palate (roof of mouth) don't form properly during pregnancy. Most kids with cleft lip and palate are treated successfully with no lasting problems.
Cleft Lip for Parents
A cleft lip is when a baby's lip doesn't form properly during pregnancy. Most kids can have surgery to repair one early in life.
Cleft Palate for Parents
A cleft palate is when a baby is born with a cleft (gap) in the roof of the mouth. Most kids can have surgery to repair them early in life.
Submucous Cleft Palate for Parents
In a submucous cleft palate, the muscles of the palate don't form properly, but the tissue that lines the roof of the mouth does. This makes these clefts harder to see.
Speech-language pathologists help kids with speech problems related to a cleft palate. Find out what they do.
Word! Cleft Lip for Kids
A cleft lip is a split in the upper lip that some babies are born with.
Word! Cleft Palate for Kids
A cleft palate is a split in the roof of the mouth that some babies are born with.
Ears, Nose, Throat/Speech & Hearing for Parents
Get info on health problems that can affect the ears, nose, or throat.
Surgical Conditions for Parents
Info on conditions that require surgery.