Cleft Palate Directory
Cleft palate occurs when the roof of a baby's mouth doesn't fully develop. It is a birth defect that happens during pregnancy and can affect either the soft or hard palate. Cleft palate is treatable, and surgery is usually recommended. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how cleft palate is caused, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
An Overview of Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
Learn the facts about cleft lip and cleft palate, a common birth defect, from the experts at WebMD.
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WebMD explains dental problems that can be treated with oral surgery.
WebMD offers a a brief overview of reconstructive surgery, such as those for birth defects and damage caused by injuries and cancer.