Due to the bilateral cleft defect, the child’s upper jaw bone was in 3 parts. Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. S.M. Balaji employed an advanced technology to close the alveolar cleft. Collagen sponge soaked in miracle protein rhBMP-2 was placed in the cleft site which stimulates the body’s own cells to rapidly form new bone thereby joining the 3 segments into a single complete bone. With this, a second surgery for bone graft and unsightly scarring at the graft site is avoided. Dr. Balaji has successfully used this novel protein in complete reconstruction of several facial bone defects.