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Maxillary Hypoplasia in Children

About Your Child's Care and Condition

When the upper jaw doesn't grow enough, it can cause a facial deformity called maxillary hypoplasia. Because our experts are pediatric plastic surgeons, not dentists, we have the expertise to restore the appearance and full function of your child's face. We're here to make your child's future confident and comfortable.

Maxillary hypoplasia creates the illusion of a large chin due to a small upper jaw. This results in an underbite, which affects chewing, breathing, speech and long-term oral health. New advances like virtual 3-D surgical planning and "osteodistraction" are improving results for children needing facial reconstruction. Our team includes world-renowned leaders in this field.