Three years plan for financing the Orthodontic treatment and the speech therapy of the children with cleft lip and palate

Association ALA
The SmileTrain
European Cleft Organisation

Dear Parents,

The surgical treatment is not the only treatment that most of the children with cleft lip and/or palate need. Almost all the children with clefts will need orthodontic and/or speech therapy. For now the National Health Insurance system does not provide any funds covering fully or partially either the orthodontic treatment or the speech therapy.

Even for the surgical treatment ALA and its main partners (SmileTrain and ECO) provide support in buying medical consumables and equipment for the Craniofacial and Plastic Surgery Unit of the University Hospital “St. George” in Plovidv where 90% of the CLP children are treated.

Since 2012 and for the next 2 years Association ALA offers to all families of children with clefts to take the opportunity and apply for financial support of speech therapy and/or orthodontic treatment for their children from 3 to 18 years.