I am involved with the dental health element of cleft care from birth to adulthood. Patients born with a cleft lip and / or palate often have dental anomalies, usually in the form of missing, misshapen or even sometimes extra teeth (particularly in the cleft site). I work very closely with other orthodontists and surgeons to position the teeth and / jaws into the ideal position to facilitate replacement or reshaping of the teeth to provide a beautiful smile. I am a specialist in replacing teeth with dentures, bridges and implants. In addition, I work closely with Speech and Language Therapy to construct special prostheses to help with speech.