Craniofacial Orthodontics

At our orthodontic office, we understand that some patients may require specialized treatment to address craniofacial issues, such as cleft lip and palate. Craniofacial orthodontics is a specialized branch of orthodontic treatment that focuses on correcting these types of complex dental and facial issues.

Craniofacial orthodontics is a specialized form of orthodontic treatment that focuses on correcting dental and facial abnormalities caused by genetic disorders, injuries, or other conditions. This type of treatment often involves a multidisciplinary approach, with orthodontists working in conjunction with other healthcare professionals, such as plastic surgeons, speech therapists, and ear, nose, and throat specialists, to achieve optimal results.

What is a Cleft Lip and Palate?

Cleft lip and palate is a common congenital disability when the lip and/or palate do not fuse together properly during fetal development. This can result in a wide range of dental and facial abnormalities, including difficulty eating and speaking, hearing loss, dental problems, and social and emotional issues.

While aesthetic considerations are certainly associated with cleft lip and palate, having this birth defect can affect people in many more serious ways. That is why it is important to seek specialized craniofacial orthodontic treatment to address these issues and improve overall quality of life.


Treatment for craniofacial issues such as cleft lip and palate often involves a combination of orthodontic treatment, surgery, and other interventions, such as speech therapy or hearing aids. The exact course of treatment will depend on the individual patient’s needs and the severity of the condition.

At our orthodontic office, we work closely with other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive craniofacial orthodontic treatment that addresses all aspects of the condition. Our goal is to provide each patient with the personalized care and support they need to achieve optimal dental and facial function and appearance.

If you or a loved one is in need of craniofacial orthodontic treatment, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our orthodontic team. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you determine the best course of treatment for your needs.