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High Arched Palate Speech
I have high arched palate. Due to this I am finding difficulty in my speech if I do plastic surgery then my speech will improve or not???
My 4 years old son has high arched palate. He still Uses bottle feeder. What should I do. Please suggest?
High arched palate: Unless there is another issue, I would agree with your pediatrician and not be concerned about it. In itself, it is not problematic at this time (and perhaps never). When your child is about 1 year old (or when he\she starts to get teeth), see a dentist for the first check-up. This should be done for all children. Later on you may be referred to an orthodontist to evaluate teeth\jaw development. ...Read more
Not related: See a dermatologist for consultation and conservative treatment options. ...Read more
Do I have a high arched palate? Http://tinypic. Com/view. Php? Pic=2qmkql0&s=8#.U2la8fldwhg http://i62.Tinypic. Com/169nwi8.Jpg
2 of 3: Photographs are 2 dimensional representations of a 3 dimensional objects, and therefore of marginal value. The important thing is not whether you have anomalous anatomy, but how it "fits" and "works" with the other jaw. If thou are concerned, make an appointment with an orthodontic specialist who can talk to you about proportionality. ...Read more
Lots of things: We see high narrow palatal vaults in children with digit habits, sinus problems, enlarged t;a, and in those who inherit this shape from their parents. Seen in many syndromens. In children it's easy to fix. In adults the fix is a bit more complex. Ask your dentist to refer you to an orthodontic specialist who can evaluate how the skeletal and dental parts of your face come together and function. ...Read more
Not usually.: The high arched palate is taken into account during the planning phase of orthognathic surgery. If it is early in the orthodontic and surgery planning, the palate can be expanded with appliances or even a primary surgery to widen the palate. If not then the upper jaw (maxillary) may require sectioning in a few pieces to widen it and correct any width discrepencies. ...Read more
I have a 15 days old female baby with high arched palate. Pls suggest me is this will effect in her talking poer in future? Is this have any risk? How
Too early to tell: There is so much growing that your baby will do in the future that it is really impossible to tell how the palate could change in the future. Some people have a naturally high deep palatal vault, and others not so much. I would not consider this abnormal, but recommend a pediatrician examine her if you are concerned. ...Read more
Anatomic variation: The roof of the mouth is naturally an arch shape. The arch can vary from broad and flat to high and narrow. Ask your dentist to evaluate your arch form. ...Read more
Very common: High-arched palate, is a minor anomaly, and is surprisingly common. ...Read more
Probably nothing.: It generally has no impact on speech or swallowing. It is a non-issue that some people make a big deal about for no good reason. ...Read more
It is not a syndrome: There is no specific relationship between high brows, high arched palate and prominent cheek bones. It is "genetic" in that you were born this way, but is is not "syndromic", meaning, there is probably nothing wrong or abnormal. ...Read more
Occult spina bifida, high arches and palate, pectus, tall, spont retinal tear. What does all this mean genetically?
I'm not quite sure what you're asking, but you can glean some information from: www. Cdc. Gov/ncbddd/spinabifida/facts. Html
I hope this helps you. ...Read more
Weird. I have a very high palate and arches. Also pectus excavatum, occult spina bifida. Genetic problem?
Yes: These observations seem to be genetic in origin. ...Read more
Could a very thick soft palate that is arched cause pooling of mucus? What is best to make the palate thinner and move mucus. I've tried most evrythng
See ENT: UPPP surgery or Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is a procedure that removes excess tissue in the throat to make the airway wider and usually performed for an obstructive sleep apnea. Before considering surgery, you should see ENT for definitive diagnosis and risks and benfits explanation. ...Read more
After having foot surgery three weeks ago I began feeling soreness/pain on the hard palate of my mouth. Just figured it came from some type of tube?
Foot surgery: While that does sound like an intubation thing, the best course is to check with your surgeon. ...Read more
Temporarily: A palatal expander will sit on/near the roof of the mouth while being utilized. During that period of time the patient may have a slight difficulty enunciating certain sounds. There should be no long term problems. ...Read more
My two month old has a mild soft cleft palate. Will she have speech difficulties later in life? She will most likely have surgery at one year
Need team: Children w clefts are best treated by a cleft palate team consisting of nutritionist, orthodontist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, pediatric dentist, pediatrician, speed pathologist, social worker, ent, and other specialties as required. Often centered in children's hospitals, these teams have brought order and stability to treating children with clefts. ...Read more
Lip no, palate yes: Generally isolated cleft lip patients do not require speech therapy and, generally, patients with cleft palate do as this affects normal speech development. These problems are generally handled in multispecialty clinics with many disciplines working together: plastic surgeons, ENT surgeons, speech therapists, orthodontists, etc. ...Read more
Variant of normal: A high arched palate is a variant of normal anatomy. If your speech is normal and you are not having any functional problems with your dental arch, then it's just one of those things. Nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more