Children born with a cleft lip or cleft palate often require years of orthodonture for improved speech, nutrition, dental hygiene and appearance. It can also be necessary as a precursor for future surgeries. Dr. Hector Villegas, mission orthodontist, brought a PowerPoint presentation to educate local dentists on various techniques to treat patients with cleft lips and cleft palates.
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