Palatal Lift Prosthesis

The Palatal Lift Prosthesis is made by a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist.  This prosthesis elevates and assists in restoring soft palatal function which may be lost due to clefting, surgery, trauma, or unknown paralysis.  It is used to achieve velopharyngeal competence or enhancing swallowing reflexes.  The prosthesis will lift or elevate the anatomically intact or soft palate, thus affecting a measure of velopharyngeal closure.  Such closure results in increased vocal projection and a dramatic reduction in speech hypernasality.