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*Cleft treatment is 100%-free for Smile Train patients.
FAQ About Clefts
Most frequent questions and answers
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1 in 700 babies are born with a cleft lip and/or palate globally. Clefts cause difficulties eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking.
A cleft occurs when certain body parts and structures do not fuse together during fetal development. Clefts can involve the lip and/or the roof of the mouth, which is made up of both hard and soft palate. Around the world, many children with clefts will never receive the reconstructive surgery they need.
There are varying opinions on the actual incidence of clefts, but most experts agree that, in part, it depends on ethnicity. Some experts say that the highest cleft incidences are among Asians (approximately 1 in 500 births). Caucasians have an average incidence of 1 in 700 births and individuals of African descent have the lowest incidence of approximately 1 in 1,200 births.
Reconstructive surgery for clefts has evolved over more than half a century, and today’s techniques and procedures have come a long way. The surgery today is safe and the transformation is immediate. Patients see their smile for the first time, parents cry tears of joy, and lives and communities are changed forever.
Smile TrainSmileTrain is an international children’s charity that supports 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care for children globally. Landmark Medical Centre Sdn Bhd is proud to be the first Hospital in Malaysia to be in official partnership with SmileTrain, to bring smiles to children with cleft lips/palates. Surgical and Hospitalisation fees will be fully sponsored. Patients of all nationalities are welcome to undergo cleft surgery under our collaboration with SmileTrain. Regardless of Age, Gender and Race, all are eligible.
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