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Your plastic surgeon has requested that your baby wear a small plastic plate and lip tape. This is also known as “Presurgical Orthopedics” and is designed to prepare your baby for the best surgical result. Presurgical orthopedics narrows the gap between the lips and gums, improves the symmetry of the nose and minimizes the size of the lip scar from the surgery. In addition, the plate keeps the tongue out of the gap in the roof of the mouth (palate), and allows the gap in the palate to narrow naturally minimizing future palate surgery.