If your child has suffered from a cleft palate, then bring them to Smiles of Distinction for cleft palate reconstruction. Dr. Bartholemew Schultz and other professionals will rebuild the palate structure and fix any problems with your teeth that result from this condition. Please contact our dentist if you want to learn more about our cleft palate reconstruction in Savage, Minnesota.

Cleft palate is a birth defect that occurs when the two plates in the roof of the mouth don’t fuse during gestation. This results in an opening in the hard palate between your nasal cavity and your mouth. Though this problem is not usually visible, it can extend to the lips as well as the uvula and throat. Not only does cleft palate cause problems like affected speech, difficulty eating, and ear infections, but it can also result in dental problems. The teeth may not erupt correctly and some of them may be missing entirely.

Our dentist and other medical professionals can repair a cleft palate. After the palate is rebuilt and closed, we work to fix problems that may have developed with the teeth. Orthodontics and oral appliances can help to shift your teeth into an optimal position, and we provide dental restorations for any teeth that are missing as a result of cleft palate. Our services will improve one’s appearance as well as their ability to chew and speak well. Please contact our dental team today to learn more about how we can help with cleft palate reconstruction.