There are millions of children around the world who suffer from untreated cleft lips and palates and because of that they live in complete isolation. Cleft lip is a birth defect most commonly on the upper lip. It looks like a cleft in the middle or a side of the upper lip that may extend to the nose. Cleft palate however; is an opening in the roof of the mouth connecting the nasal cavity to the oral cavity right in the middle of the palate. Children with these syndromes have severe problems with basic life activities such as eating, breathing, speaking, and also suffer from low self-esteem.
Together, We Make It Happen
At AvA Orthodontics we help people to have the smile they have always dreamed of and for us nothing is more rewarding to base AvA's Charity mission on the same goal by doing what we know best and specialize in.
For every patient who starts their treatment at one of our offices, we adopt a child born with cleft lips and palate syndrome and we donate funds toward their treatment.
These children reside in developing countries and live under poverty. Having access to basic healthcare is either unaffordable or extremely luxurious for all of them. There are no words to describe seeing a newborn being able to feed with no problem for the first time or a child smile after treating their cleft lips and palate. It is truly a life changing experience.
Smile Train Organization
To achieve our mission on a global scale, AvA’s charity is associated with Smile Train organization. By partnering with this non-profit organization we are able to provide funds and training to local doctors in developing countries all around the world to provide free treatment for patients with cleft lip and palate syndrome. So far, Smile Train has treated more than a million children and gave them the power of living a normal life.
Please join us for this good cause and let’s change these children’s life one by one. If you would like to donate money directly to Smile Train Organization, click here.