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Are there dentures you can have for a harelip?

Are there dentures you can have for a harelip?

Sure: See a maxillofacial prosthodontist for the best results. Specially trained just for this type of treatment. You will find one in ca, probably not far away. It is worth the trip. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. John Thaler
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What is the explanation of a harelip?

What is the explanation of a harelip?

Bad word for cleft: "harelip" is an outdated (and bad) slang word for cleft lip, which is a congenital defect of fetal lip closure. It has a genetic basis and occurs in about 1 in 800 births. Excellent surgical repairs are possible shortly after birth and the child can lead a normal life. Two movie stars with cleft lips are stacy keach and joaquin phoenix. ...Read more

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Need an explanation for what a harelip is?

Old term.: "hair lip" refers to what most people now call "cleft lip." cleft lip is a congenital disorder in which the developing fetus's nasal prominences (nose and central upper lip), which normally come down during to join the maxillary prominences (cheeks and lateral upper lips) don't join properly. This can happen on one or both sides. Can be associated with cleft palate. Tx is surgery + therapy. ...Read more

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What's the history behind the term harelip?

What's the history behind the term harelip?

Looks like a hare: The word harelip is used to describe a cleft lip is based on the similarity the appearance of a rabbit or hare. However, the term is considered offensive and is usually not used anymore. ...Read more

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I was born with a harelip. How high is the possibility that my child someday will be harelip too?

I was born with a harelip.  How high is the possibility that my child someday will be harelip too?

Cleft lip: A person who has a cleft lip without other anomalies has about a 3 - 5% risk of having a child with the same condition. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a cleft lip and a harelip?

None.: "cleft lip" is the more commonly used term today, but they refer to the same condition. ...Read more

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That's not a cleft lip, that's a harelip." what is the difference?

Same thing.: Hare lip is the old fashioned term for cleft lip. It is named after rabbits (hare) who all have a cleft lip. It is a term we try not to use any more because of the negative associations many people have with the term. ...Read more

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Does a cleft palate (harelip) sound cause voice changes?

Does a cleft palate (harelip) sound cause voice changes?

Question unclear: A cleft palate is different from a cleft lip. Cleft palate will cause difficulty with many speech sounds, while an isolated cleft lip does not. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
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