As a subspecialty, craniofacial orthodontics focuses on treating patients with congenital or acquired deformities and abnormalities in the face and jaw. At Mejia Maidl Orthodontics, we can help those with the following:
- Cleft lip and palate
- Hemifacial microsomia
- Dentofacial abnormalities
- Distraction osteogenesis
- Craniosynostosis and other craniofacial abnormalities
- Other dental special needs
Your craniofacial orthodontist will take care of the non-surgical portion of your care by evaluating tooth and jaw placement and working with a team of speech pathologists, oral surgeons, and craniofacial plastic surgeons to ensure you receive the best treatment plan. Furthermore, they will be in charge of your pre- and post-operative care by monitoring recovery and growth through x-rays and models.
Some may feel that these abnormalities are strictly aesthetic, but they often lead to other dental problems, trouble with speech, difficulty eating, and increased ear infections.
If you have any questions about craniofacial orthodontics or to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to call us at (915) 500-5602!