We report an oblique lip-alveolar band, a rare banding of soft tissue that involves the lip and
alveolus, which we have found in five patientswith cleft lip and palate (0.2%), compared
with an incidence of the Simonartz lip-lip band of 5.7%). To our knowledge this has not
beenreported previously. In two patients the bands affected the cleft lip and alveolus
bilaterally, with or without the palatal cleft, and in three thebands were unilateral cleft lip
and alveolus with or without the palatal cleft.