Cleft lip and palate is a congenital condition that affects the formation of the upper lip and/or roof of the mouth. We understand the unique challenges faced by individuals with cleft lip and palate and are dedicated to providing compassionate care and transformative treatments.
Diagnosing a cleft lip and palate is typically done during prenatal ultrasounds or soon after birth. The condition is characterized by a separation or gap in the lip and/or palate, which can impact speech, feeding, dental development, and facial aesthetics. Our experienced team works closely with other healthcare professionals, such as pediatricians and speech therapists, to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to care.
Treatment for cleft lip and palate involves a series of comprehensive procedures tailored to each patient's specific needs. Our skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons specialize in corrective surgeries to repair the cleft lip and/or palate, aiming to restore normal function and appearance. These procedures are typically performed in stages, with the initial surgery often taking place within the first few months of life.
Our team understands the emotional and physical impact of cleft lip and palate, and we provide ongoing support and guidance to patients and their families throughout the treatment process. We work closely with other healthcare professionals to ensure comprehensive care, including speech therapy and orthodontic treatments to address any associated issues.
At East Texas Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with cleft lip and palate. With our expertise, advanced techniques, and compassionate approach, we strive to provide exceptional care and deliver life-changing outcomes for our patients.
If you or your child has been diagnosed with cleft lip and palate, we invite you to schedule a consultation at East Texas Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Our experienced team will evaluate the condition and develop a personalized treatment plan to address the specific needs and goals of each patient. Trust us to provide the highest level of care and support on your journey toward improved oral health and overall well-being.