If your child has a cleft lip or cleft palate, it may be necessary to close the cleft openings for health reasons. Dr. Payam Bostani can assist in these surgical procedures in a gentle and professional manner that can leave minimal scarring and side effects. Our dentist can then determine whether any additional treatments are needed. For more information about treatment for cleft lip and cleft palate in Burbank, California, and to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today at 818-973-7100.

Cleft lip and cleft palate are common birth defects that can occur together or separately. A cleft lip is the separation of the two sides of the lip, often including separation of the gum and bone in the upper jaw. A cleft palate occurs when the two palate sides fail to merge during fetus development; this results in an opening in the roof of the mouth.

Having a cleft lip and/or palate can have several serious side effects that influence your child’s physical, mental, dental, and emotional health. Among these side effects are:

  • Speech impediments
  • Difficulty feeding
  • Ear infections and hearing loss
  • Dental issues

• Speech impediments
• Difficulty feeding
• Ear infections and hearing loss
• Dental issues