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Pediatric Facial Disorders

Cleft lip and palate, or the incomplete formation of the upper lip and upper mouth respectively, are some of the most common birth defects found in infants and children. They may occur individually or together, vary in severity and can affect one or both sides of the face.

As part of Atlantic Health System Children's Health, the Craniofacial Center treats these conditions using specialized plastic surgery techniques, speech rehabilitation and dental reconstruction. By correcting the abnormal development of the lip and palate, our medical experts can restore a more normal appearance, as well as improve functions such as eating, speaking, hearing and breathing.