10 doctors weighed in:
What is orthognathic surgery for bilateral complete cleft lip and palate?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Sunwoo
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree
In brief: Clefts and Jaw Sx
In cleft patients, it is common for the maxilla to fail to develop along normal growth patterns, a lot of this has to do with scarring from previous surgeries.
In order to correct for this underdevelopment of the upper jaw, orthognathic surgery is performed. Typically, the upper jaw is advanced forward, and because it is a bilateral cleft, it will technically be a three-piece segmental LeFort.

In brief: Clefts and Jaw Sx
In cleft patients, it is common for the maxilla to fail to develop along normal growth patterns, a lot of this has to do with scarring from previous surgeries.
In order to correct for this underdevelopment of the upper jaw, orthognathic surgery is performed. Typically, the upper jaw is advanced forward, and because it is a bilateral cleft, it will technically be a three-piece segmental LeFort.
Dr. James Sunwoo
Dr. James Sunwoo
Thank
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Teenage possibly
Because maxillary growth is impaired secondary to cleft repair a lefort i advancement which releases the retracted midface bones and pulls them forwards is often done once a child's face has reached skeletal maturity.

In brief: Teenage possibly
Because maxillary growth is impaired secondary to cleft repair a lefort i advancement which releases the retracted midface bones and pulls them forwards is often done once a child's face has reached skeletal maturity.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Thank
Dr. David Hopp
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Alignment of teeth
Orthagnathic surgery ifor bilateral complete cleft lip and palate realigns the teeth by surgical movement ot the upper or lower jaw or both.

In brief: Alignment of teeth
Orthagnathic surgery ifor bilateral complete cleft lip and palate realigns the teeth by surgical movement ot the upper or lower jaw or both.
Dr. David Hopp
Dr. David Hopp
Thank
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Aligned teeth
Orthognathic surgery generally refers to procedures that attempt to get your teeth in alignment to achieve a normall occlusion.
When it comes to clefts this typically involves surgery to advance the upper teeth forward.

In brief: Aligned teeth
Orthognathic surgery generally refers to procedures that attempt to get your teeth in alignment to achieve a normall occlusion.
When it comes to clefts this typically involves surgery to advance the upper teeth forward.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
Thank
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Alignment
This surgery is used to correct the growth disturbance in the uuper jaw caused by the original clefts.
It is performed in the teens to early twenties depending on the situation. Repair of all the clefts has been done previously during the critical times of development. This will allow alignment of the teeth and jaws. The surgery allows proper function and esthetics.

In brief: Alignment
This surgery is used to correct the growth disturbance in the uuper jaw caused by the original clefts.
It is performed in the teens to early twenties depending on the situation. Repair of all the clefts has been done previously during the critical times of development. This will allow alignment of the teeth and jaws. The surgery allows proper function and esthetics.
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Dr. Brian Dorfman
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Buck Parker
Board Certified, Surgery
13 years in practice
467K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors