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Understanding Cleft Lip and Palate Conditions

  • October 25, 2023
Understanding Cleft Lip and Palate Conditions

At Prince Court Medical Centre, we understand the profound impact cleft can have on a someone’s life. For those born with cleft lip and palate conditions, the journey to a beautiful and confident smile is very challenging but it’s a journey the multidisciplinary team at Prince Court are privileged to be a part of.

What is cleft lip and palate?

Cleft lip and palate are congenital conditions where a baby is born with a gap or “cleft” in the upper lip and/or roof of the mouth. These conditions affect not only a person’s appearance but also their ability to speak, eat, and even breathe properly.

A multidisciplinary approach

We take a multidisciplinary approach to cleft care. Our team of experts, including plastic surgeons, orthodontists, speech therapists, paediatric dentists, and psychologists, collaborate to provide comprehensive care tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

Early intervention

Early intervention is crucial in cleft care. We offer specialised care from the moment of diagnosis, ensuring that infants and children receive the necessary surgeries, therapies, and support as they grow.

Surgical care

Our plastic surgeons perform cleft lip and palate repair surgeries with precision and care. These procedures not only enhance a child’s appearance but also improve their ability to eat, speak, and breathe comfortably.

Speech and language therapy

Our speech therapists work closely with children to address speech and language challenges associated with cleft conditions. We help children develop clear and confident communication skills.

Paediatric dentistry

Our paediatric dentists specialise in managing dental issues that often accompany cleft conditions to ensure that children receive the best oral care and setting the foundation for a healthy smile.

Psychological support

Cleft conditions can affect self-esteem and mental well-being so it is important to seek help for from psychologists to help children and their families navigate the emotional aspects of cleft care.

Supportive community

The journey can be overwhelming and it is important not to face it along. Our medical centre fosters a supportive community where families can connect, share experiences, and find strength in knowing they’re not alone. We collaborate with Cleft Lip and Palate Association to bridge the gap and promote cleft awareness.

The journey to a beautiful smile begins here

At Prince Court, we have the privilege of transforming the lives of patients with cleft while providing the necessary guidance and support to families.

If your child is visiting us for the first time or if you are seeking a second opinion, we are here to provide the necessary care in the journey to a beautiful smile.

Join us in our mission to spread awareness about cleft conditions and the life-changing care we provide. Together, we can make every smile a symbol of strength, resilience, and beauty.

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