Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate in Children : Description and the Treatments
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Cleft lip is an abnormality shaped in cleft on upper lip suffered by a child since he or she was born. When it is located at palate, it is called cleft palate. The cause of this these abnormalities are the failure of palatal fusion in fetal time due to genetic or environmental factors. Treatment of these abnormalities involves a team including dentist, dental surgery specialist, plastic surgery specialist, and pedodontist. The appropriate time to conduct surgery is very various and depends on type and severity of the cleft.