Our orthodontist and team help provide the orthodontic and surgical procedures needed for cleft lip and palate treatment. Dr. Deji Fashemo works with dedicated medical professionals to repair this birth defect so your child can have a natural appearance as well as the ability to eat and speak well. Call Fourth Dimension Orthodontics & Craniofacial Orthopedics if you want to learn more about our cleft lip and palate treatment.
Cleft lip and palate is a birth defect that happens early in pregnancy. There is not enough tissue in the mouth or lip to properly join the palate, creating an opening in the roof of the mouth, lip, and sometimes the nose. This condition not only affects one’s appearance, but also their ability to eat and speak normally. Additionally, cleft lip and palate often cause dental problems that require dental restorations and orthodontic treatments.
Repairing the problems created by cleft lip and palate usually takes several procedures which are performed during the first two decades of life. We will work with other medical professionals to ensure that your child receives the treatments needed to successfully fix cleft lip and palate. Our team offers craniofacial and surgical orthodontics at our practice as well at the nasoalveolar molding (NAM) technique, which can improve the effectiveness of a cleft lip and palate surgery. We are also near the Craniofacial Anomalies Program at the Medical City Dallas Hospital and the Medical City Children’s Hospital, which makes it more convenient for us to offer care for our patients. Call us today if you want to learn more about our treatment options for cleft lip and palate at our Dallas or Allen offices.