Shriners Children’s is an internationally known leader in treating cleft lip, cleft palate and other craniofacial differences.
At Shriners Children's, our medical team assesses each child's specific craniofacial (head and face) condition and develops a care plan based on that child's specific needs.
Our team of craniofacial specialists will be there for every part of your child’s treatment to help with the physical, social and emotional aspects that come with cleft lip, cleft palate and other craniofacial conditions. Shriners Children’s believes in turning hopes and dreams into reality and helping kids live their absolute best lives.
We treat any craniofacial condition, including the following:
- Cleft lip
- Cleft palate (including Robin sequence)
- Facial trauma/fractures
- Craniofacial microsomia (including Hemifacial microsomia, Goldenhar’s syndrome)
- Any ear condition (prominent ears, cupped ear, microtia)
Specific treatments and services may vary by location. Please contact a specific location for more information.
Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
Facial clefts are the number one congenital condition treated by our board-certified plastic surgeons. Children who are born with this condition typically require care and monitoring for their entire childhood. Often, babies who are born with a cleft lip will also have a cleft palate, which is an opening in the roof of their mouth.
The cleft teams at Shriners Children’s understand that cleft lip and cleft palate can affect breathing, hearing, speaking, eating, and even self-esteem and emotional health. Our care team will develop a treatment plan for your child as they grow, which may include speech therapy, pediatric dental and orthodontic services, as well as nutritional services.
Everyone who has come into my life here and been involved with my treatment has made such an effort to build relationships with me so I feel comfortable with them.