The timing of surgical repair of cleft palate remains controversial. There is though a tendency in the world to shorten the timing of the surgical treatment. Therefore in Formmed following schedule is used:
- ca. 6 months of age, the continuity of soft tissues is being re-established,
- ca. 2-3 years of age, based on the arrangement and the conditions of the orthodontic treatment a schedule of the transplantation of the bone to the alveolar process is set, i.e. reestablishment of the continuity of the jaw skeleton,
- ca. 4-5 years of age is the time of the check of the permeability of the nose and possible septoplasty (correction of the nasal septum deviation).
During the last two operations we do some minor cosmetic procedures so that the child, who starts school or play school, does not suffer from prying eyes.