Balaji Dental & Craniofacial Hospital, Chennai is one of the best dental hospitals in India for treating cleft lip and palate. It has gained global recognition as a centre of excellence in cleft lip palate surgery and rehabilitation. Eminent Facio-Maxillary Surgeon Prof. Dr. S.M. Balaji adopts advanced concepts and revolutionary innovations in cleft surgery with immense success. The hospital receives and serves patients not only from India but also from various parts of the world including South East Asia, Africa, Middle East, European and Western countries.
Cleft lip and palate are facial birth deformities. A cleft lip is a gap or discontinuity in the upper lip. A cleft palate is an opening in the roof of the mouth, which divides the mouth and nose. Clefts result from incomplete development of the lip and/or palate in the early weeks of pregnancy. It is during this time that the face is being formed. Separate plates of bone and tissue gradually move towards each other and join to form the lip and palate. When these parts do not join completely, it results in a cleft.