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Mandibular Hyperplasia in Children

About Your Child's Care and Condition

When the lower jaw grows too much, it can cause a facial deformity called mandibular hyperplasia. Unlike many maxillofacial surgery programs, ours is led by plastic and craniofacial surgeons. This means we are able to address the full facial structure and use the latest technology and surgical techniques to deliver outstanding results.

Mandibular hyperplasia is excessive growth of the lower jawbone. As a result, the jaw protrudes or develops asymmetrically. Misaligned teeth and problems with facial function are the result. This excessive growth usually begins before puberty but does stop growing on its own. Surgery and orthodontic care are typically used to restore facial function and appearance.