cleft-lip.jpgOne out of every 1,000, are born with cleft lip. The deformity, in which the lip or palate fails to close in the early weeks of pregnancy, creates a gap exposing angled gums and misdirected teeth. The condition can be corrected within 3 months to 1 year, after the baby is born. Dr. Mike Clemmons a renowned pediatrician has travelled around the world to correct cleft lip deformities. For those patients, the functional problems with speech, swallowing, and infection, the cosmetic disfigurement and the social stigma changes with a $250, 45-minute operation. Dr.Mike travels round the globe to correct the deformities with his team, with professionals from the U.S., Canada, Philippines, Venezuela, New Zealand and Ireland.

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