Under- or overdevelopment of the upper jaw (maxilla) or lower jaw (mandible) can lead to problems with one’s bite. These conditions (dentofacial skeletal abnormalities or dentofacial anomalies) not only affect one’s bite (underbite, overbite, or crossbite) but can also affect eating and chewing, speech, breathing, appearance and therefore self-esteem. At Comer Children's, we routinely treat complex abnormalities of the jaws arising from growth problems.
Our team, comprised of craniofacial fellowship-trained plastic surgeons and top orthodontists, performs cutting-edge surgeries to align the jaws and treat the most difficult of deformities. We not only perform standard jaw surgery procedures, but also integrate advancing technologies in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) replacement surgery, distraction osteogenesis and facial orthopedics to optimize the result. Each case is customized, using virtual surgical planning (VSP) and 3D computer technology, bringing higher precision to the surgical and occlusal result.
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