Closing the gap in cleft care
Transforming Faces provides free, local, and ongoing multi-disciplinary cleft care for children and adults in developing countries.
  • What is a Cleft Lip and Palate?


    Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common birth anomalies in the world. 

    A cleft occurs when the parts which make up the lip and palate fail to fuse properly. 

    It can affect a child’s appearance, speech, teeth, eating, hearing and ability to develop socially. 

    Cleft lip and palate can be successfully treated using a comprehensive team approach, but in developing nations, this approach is often lacking. 

    Find out how we close the gap in cleft care.




  • Latest News

    • Meet Daungkaew from Myanmar

      Daungkaew is a shy but happy 3 year old girl born with a cleft palate in Myanmar. Today, she lives with her grandparents in northern Thailand and regularly attends our speech therapy and dental camps.

    • Meet Annamalai

      15-year old Annalamalai was born with a cleft lip and palate in the Thiruvannamalai district of India. One day he wants to become a police officer.

    • NAM Training a Huge Success!

      TF partner orthodontists from Peru, Argentina and Chile were in Toronto for a training course in Nasoalveolar Moulding (NAM) at the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto. Learn more!

    • Beautiful Before & After 2015

      Save the Date! Our annual Beautiful Before & After celebration will take place on May 21, 2015 in Toronto.