Cleft lip - the visible face / oral deformation, characterized by underdevelopment of lip tissue, which leads to its deformation. Cleft in the weak form is usually small groove or pinkish scar on the lips tissue and skin over it. In severe cases of cleft lip appears as a cleft in the lip extending up to the nose. Cleft lips are classified by location and area of lips deformation:
Incomplete unilateral: cleft is on one side of the mouth, it is not connected with the nostrils.
Complete unilateral: cleft on one side of his mouth, which is connected with the nostrils.
Bilateral total: crevices on both sides of the mouth, each of which is connected with the nostrils.
Submucous cleft: it is considered to be a mild form of cleft. It appears as a small groove on the border of the lips, or as a small scar from the lip to the nose. Submucous cleft may involve muscles of the lips.
Almost all of these cases require operation and Oral Surgeons in Connecticut are ready to help.