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Dear JACUSTOMER 40kj52r9: Yes something can be done to help:
Most clefts can be repaired through specialized plastic surgery techniques, improving your child's ability to eat, speak, hear and breathe, and to restore a more normal appearance and function.
Early intervention by a team of specialists to evaluate your child is essential in cleft lip and/or cleft palate repair. The team can work together to de?ne a course of treatment, including surgical repair of the cleft, speech rehabilitation and dental restoration. These specialists may include a:
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Dear JACUSTOMER 40kj52r9: Thanks for the additional information which does change my thoughts concerning what you are looking for. Are the seizures controlled? I would still advise you to ask your child's pediatrician to put in touch with a pediatric oral surgeon if you don't already have one regarding a pediatric device for expanding her palate without surgery like the adult device which is the Homeoblock.
For more information, you may want to contact Dr. Belfor,DDS via his website:
Facial Development, is absolutely fascinating. It's authored by Theodore R. Belfor, DDS, who has a clinic in New York state that actually specializes in expanding adult palates using a dental appliance called a Homeoblock. From his website:The HomeoblockTM appliance is a revolutionary patented oral device that is much like a retainer in looks, but the results go way beyond teeth straightening...The HomeoblockTM appliance works with the body, so that physiological changes occur naturally; developing the bones of the face and resulting in the strengthening of facial muscles.