These days it is uncommon for problems related to a cleft lip and palate to go untreated into adulthood. However in this case, the 33-year-old male patient known as “Kris” was born with a cleft lip and palate but due to personal circumstances in his teens, he was unable to undergo all the corrective surgeries that would typically be performed on a cleft patient.
The Problem: Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
When Kris first visited our office he presented with history of …Read more
Cleft lip and palate is a spectrum or disorders based around the term orofacial clefting. The majority of cleft lip and palate patients do not have any genetic basis for the disease, and instead represent an anomaly during the developmental part of pregnancy not related to a gene or mutation in the genetic code.
Therefore, it should be well understood that the vast majority of children with cleft lip and palate might grow up with normal intelligence and ultimately lead productive …Read more