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Braces ok after cleft lip and palate?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Many individuals that have had the surgeries to repair the clefts have gotten braces.
However, the situation is different and is made more complex due to the cleft healing sights. Talk to an orthodontis or dentist to get more input and find your options. I think it is a good option.

In brief: Yes

Many individuals that have had the surgeries to repair the clefts have gotten braces.
However, the situation is different and is made more complex due to the cleft healing sights. Talk to an orthodontis or dentist to get more input and find your options. I think it is a good option.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Most definitely

Cleft lip and palate patients are managed by a team in most circumstances, and a very integral part of that team would be an orthodontist.
Almost all patients benefit significantly from orthodontic intervention. Dento-facial orthopedics (part of an orthodontists job description) is a mainstay of timed procedural intervention.

In brief: Most definitely

Cleft lip and palate patients are managed by a team in most circumstances, and a very integral part of that team would be an orthodontist.
Almost all patients benefit significantly from orthodontic intervention. Dento-facial orthopedics (part of an orthodontists job description) is a mainstay of timed procedural intervention.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. David Schleimer
With a cleft palate, the void which is open, is almost always bone grafted in industrialized (read not 3rd world) countries. The bone graft not only reduces or eliminates the communication between the oral cavity and nasal sinus; into that grafted site, an orthodontist is needed to move teeth into the area. So, yes an orthodontist is integral in cleft therapy.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Most patients with cleft lip and palate need orthodontic treatment.

In brief: Yes

Most patients with cleft lip and palate need orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Often needed to correct bite and the way teeth look.

In brief: Yes

Often needed to correct bite and the way teeth look.
Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Absolutely

Part of any cleft palate team is an orthodontist who will reposition teeth and jaws in conjunction with the surgical repair that is required.
Excellent cleft palate teams at the children's hospitals in the ny area near you. Call them for recommendations.

In brief: Absolutely

Part of any cleft palate team is an orthodontist who will reposition teeth and jaws in conjunction with the surgical repair that is required.
Excellent cleft palate teams at the children's hospitals in the ny area near you. Call them for recommendations.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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