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Conditions & Treatments

Our Cleft Lip & Palate team has extensive experience treating all types of clefts and related disorders.

Treatments

Nasoalveolar Molding (NAM). NAM was originally developed by an ENT & Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Court Cutting, and craniofacial orthodontist, Dr. Barry Grayson at New York University (NYU) and is now available with all surgeons at Arkansas Children's. Not all babies with clefts are candidates for NAM, but for those that are, the retainer-like device can greatly help to narrow the width of the cleft, the gums and improve nasal shape.