Often, several doctors and other health professionals will
help care for a child with
cleft lip and/or
cleft palate. The team may include primary care health
professionals, surgeons, dentists and orthodontists, and a variety of
therapists. The staff at most large hospitals can help you to know who you need
to see and when. They can also help you schedule appointments.
Primary care health professionals
If your child is
born with cleft lip and/or palate, your primary care health professionals may
Depending on the exact nature
of the problems, a child born with cleft lip and/or cleft palate may need
specialized therapy. A wide range of services are available to screen for and
treat specific issues, such as speech, hearing, or mental health problems. You
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