Cleft Palate

Plastic surgeon Andrew Ordon explains how cleft lips and cleft palates develop in the womb. Plus, meet Mia Robertson, the daughter of “Duck Dynasty” stars Missy and Jase Robertson, and see how she’s doing 12 years after being born with a bilateral...

Alesha, who was born with a cleft palate and a cleft lip, joins The Doctors days after a consultation with the Southern Nevada Cleft Palate & Craniofacial Clinic to reveal whether it has given her any hope of being able to smile again.

Alesha was born with a bilateral cleft palate and cleft lip, but the condition wasn't completely fixed when she was a child. She says she frequently was bullied and teased when she was growing up. Hear her story.

Two-year-old Christian Buchanan was born without eyes and with a severe cleft lip and palate, which caused facial deformities, in addition to blindness. His parents, Lacey and Chris, lovingly call him “Superman” and say that while his disabilities may...