3 Noreen Avenue, Upper Claremont, 7700
Cape Town, South Africa

Tel: 021 761 4176
Fax: 021 797 0365
Email: shabortho@gmail.com

Craniofacial Orthodontics

Craniofacial Orthodontics — Cleft Lip and Palate Treatment

Craniofacial orthodontics is the sub-specialty of orthodontics that focuses on the multidisciplinary treatment of patients with birth defects such as cleft lip and palate. These conditions often require coordinated surgical and medical interventions or extraordinary behavioral management to make orthodontic treatments practical and effective. Braces treatment for cleft lip and palate patients tends to be more complex, takes more time and clinical resources, and requires working with multiple dental, surgical, and medical providers to get the best results. Current practice standards call for a coordinated plan of care between the orthodontists and plastic-craniofacial surgeons — among other specialists — to achieve excellent and aesthetic facial results.

Treating patients with cleft lip and palate is commonly done in a team setting and usually spans the first two decades of life. Our doctor has the experience and education necessary to deliver cleft lip and palate treatments by virtue of his dual specialist training in both Pediatric dentistry and orthodontics training. We have clinical expertise in all aspects of orthodontic braces treatment for infants, children, adolescents, and adults with facial clefts, craniofacial diagnoses, and complex medical and special needs. Dr Shaboodien brings his extensive training, and knowledge regarding craniofacial and dental development that is needed to deliver successful treatment results.

We are experienced and confident when working with patients that require craniofacial and special care treatments. In addition to a long-standing interest in caring for more complex types of jaw and face abnormalities, Dr Shaboodien brings formal craniofacial orthodontic fellowship training combined with prior special care dentistry training and clinical research.

For questions regarding the orthodontic braces treatment options for cleft lip and palate, contact our practice today.

 

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