Cleft Lip and Palate

Cleft lip or palate are the most common of birth defects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year in the United States about 2,650 babies are born with a cleft palate and 4,440 babies are born with a cleft lip with or without a cleft palate.

Clinical Trials

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Data & Statistics

Craniofacial defects such as cleft lip and cleft palate are among the most common of all birth defects. They can occur as an isolated condition, or may be one component of an inherited disease or syndrome. The lifetime cost of treating the children born each year with cleft lip or cleft palate is estimated to be $697 million.