|Cleft and cranio-facial awareness|
Thousands of Americans, from infants to adults, are affected by cleft and craniofacial conditions. Some of these conditions are congenital, meaning they are present at birth, and others are the result of trauma. July is National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month. Children with Cleft or Craniofacial Conditions Face Challenges
Craniofacial conditions include a broad range of problems with the skull and face. Cleft lip and palate is the most common jaw problem in children. It’s a birth defect resulting in a space in the lip and/or palate because the bone and tissue in the mouth don’t meet. The defect can be as innocuous as a small notch in the lip to a groove in the roof of the mouth.
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