Cleft lip and palate is a congenital facial deformity that occurs while the child is developing in the womb. It affects 1 in 700 live births and can range from cleft lip, cleft palate or a combination cleft lip and palate.
Yes, placing children in the care of a cleft and craniofacial team allows these children to receive comprehensive care to address any issues with feeding, development, speech, hearing, or surgical needs related to the cleft without the need for multiple appointments.
Audiology, Child Psychology, Genetics, Nutrition, Oral and Maxillofacial/Cleft Surgery, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Speech Language Pathology
The Ark-La-Tex Cleft and Craniofacial Team holds their monthly clinics and operates at Willis-Knighton South. Our team currently cares for over 300 children a year with cleft and/or craniofacial disorders and would love to care for your family.