Treatments for Maxillary Hypoplasia in Children

Your Child's Care Begins Here

Treating an underdeveloped upper jaw requires looking at the problem from a variety of perspectives. Our pediatric plastic and craniofacial surgeons integrate cheek, nasal, soft tissue and jaw surgery, not just teeth, to restore overall facial balance and function. Every element of your son or daughter's facial structure can be assessed and treated as part of a complete plan.

We take a more advanced approach to treatment, including developing a personalized 3-D virtual model before surgery. This allows our team to carefully plan out each step of the surgery as well as precise measurements, sometimes just millimeters, needed to achieve the best outcome.

Treatments We Provide

Distraction Osteogenesis

In some cases a device can be placed on the jaw for bone “distraction.” This technique allows the body to grow its own bone and avoids the need for bone grafts.

Jaw Reconstruction Surgery

After puberty is complete, we move the jaws into their new position and hold them in place with small plates and screws.