There are around 70,000 adults in the UK alone who were born with a cleft lip and/or palate. This section is for adults looking to continue their treatment or simply find out what is available on the NHS and beyond. This section is for adults who were born with a cleft lip and/or palate.
Adult Cleft Lip and Palate Program. Adults who have had corrective cleft lip/palate surgery as children often continue to experience speech, dental, or appearance-related complications or concerns. Although both the technology and the techniques to correct such issues have improved dramatically in the past two decades.
Keywords: Adult cleft lip, Adult cleft palate, Unoperated adult clefts INTRODUCTION In developed countries, with the advancement of medical services and awareness among patients, it is rare to find adults with un-operated cleft lip and palate.Cited by: 17.
Adults born with a cleft lip and/or palate may require ongoing treatment despite having undergone surgery as children, teenagers and young adults. The healthcare of adults born with a cleft can sometimes be neglected because they are no longer monitored within the U.K. cleft service (Cleft treatment pathway) after the age of 21.