What is the timeline for Cleft Palate treatment?

  • Impression at the OR 7-14 days of age
  • Fit appliance several days later
  • Adjust appliance weekly
  • Remove wire component just prior to surgery
  • Lip repair surgery at approximately 3 months of age
  • Acrylic plate to stay in after lip surgery
  • Palate surgery at 10-14 months no need for acrylic plates any longer