Craniofacial Orthodontics

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Craniofacial orthodontics is a sub-specialty of orthodontics that involves the artificial rehabilitation of patients who have suffered disabilities and defects to the head or neck region as a result of deformities at birth, battles with disease or traumatic accidents. Congenital and developmental mouth defects include:

  • Cleft Lip – An opening in the lip due to incomplete development in the early stages of pregnancy.
  • Cleft Palate – An opening in the roof of the mouth due to incomplete development in the early stages of pregnancy. 
  • Hypodontia – One or more missing teeth.
  • Hyperdontia – Extra (supernumerary) teeth.

Whether a deformity is congenital, acquired or developed, maxillofacial treatment offers life-altering physical, cosmetic and psychosocial benefits.

Craniofacial orthodontics uniquely combines various disciplines within the medical community, including orthodontics, dentistry, head and neck oncology, speech therapy, congenital malformation reconstruction, plastic surgery, etc. for optimal results for each patient. Our extensive training in orthodontic and dentofacial alignment means we are particularly suited to deliver patients with cleft lips and palates with an end result with which they will be happy.

Please contact our office(link to CONTACT US) with any additional questions you may have about craniofacial orthodontics. You can also find more information on the website of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA).

 

Dr. Robinson was very attentive to my concerns throughout my time at his practice. He made sure that my braces worked efficiently and that they were removed on schedule. He also ensured that my smile would stay beautiful for many years to come by adding permanent retainers.

Thank you for making my orthodontic appointments so much fun! I will truly miss you guys. Thank you Dr. Robinson for my new smile!

One of the best experiences that I have had. Dr. Robinson is the best, hands down! He and his staff treat you more like family than anything else. I always enjoyed my visits. My new smile is AMAZING and my self-esteem has increased tremendously because of it. Thanks Dr. Robinson for everything!!!!

One of the best experiences that I have had. Dr. Robinson is the best, hands down! He and his staff treat you more like family than anything else. My new smile is AMAZING. Thanks Dr. Robinson for everything!!!!

 

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