Most patients who are born with cleft lip and palate are missing multiple permanent teeth. We work with other dental specialists such as pediatric dentists, orthodontists and oral surgeons to replace these missing teeth when the patients complete their growth. The patients are generally evaluated at our office at an early age (12- 13 years of age) and finish their treatment between 18-20 years of age, since most of them will require orthodontics and surgical procedures such as extractions, bone grafting and dental implants. Some cleft lip and palate patients replace their missing teeth with a removable prosthesis.

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