Cleft Lip and Palate Program
Children with cleft lip and palate can find comprehensive care at CHOP's Cleft Lip and Palate Program. Our multidisciplinary team offers surgical repair, nasoalveolar molding, orthodontics, speech and feeding support, and more.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Cleft Lip and Palate
In this video, clinicians and patient families talk about the diagnosis and treatment of cleft lip and palate, the most common congenital facial anomaly.
Why Choose Us?
Founded in 1953 as part of our internationally recognized Facial Reconstruction Center, our Cleft Lip and Palate Program is one of the largest in the nation. Patients with cleft lip and palate benefit from an integrated treatment approach that brings together the many specialties that they might need in the long-term care and management of their condition.
Conditions We Treat
We treat all variations of cleft lip and palate, including unilateral, bilateral, complete and incomplete defects, form-fruste cleft lip, and submucous cleft palate, as well as syndromes associated with the defect.
Our Programs and Services
Patients with cleft lip and palate benefit from an integrated treatment approach that brings together the many specialties that they might need in the long-term care and management of their condition. Our multidisciplinary team consists of plastic surgeons, pediatricians, orthodontists, pediatric dentists, speech specialists, otolaryngologists, audiologists, genetic counselors, nurse team coordinators, and social workers, all of whom have the same goal — working together and with your family to provide the best possible outcomes and improve your child’s quality of life. Your child may also be referred to other specialists, including genetics.