Cleft palate is the third most common congenital deformity subsequent to clubfoot and the cleft lip. It may be either unilateral
or bilateral and is either complete or incomplete. A multidisciplinary team approach is important to accomplish the various façades
pretentiously observed by orofacial cleft. The optimum time of surgical repair is based on the surgeon’s preference, anesthetic risks,
co-morbid congenital anomalies, and the apparent psychological impact on the family. Most surgeons repair the cleft lip around
10–12 weeks of age. Cleft palate and lip need early care and attention with a long-term follow-up which requires a team approach
involving many specialties.