Cleft lip ? Palate
A cleft lip
needs to be evaluated and staged.
These vary in degree of severity which may consist of incomplete or complete involvement of the nose, lip, alveolus (dental ridge), hard and/or soft palates. Treatment may require a team of experts including speech therapists, ent, maxillofacial surgeons, prosthedontists, plastic surgeons, dentists, orthodontists, etc. Hearing & speech may be effected.