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.

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