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What is orthognathic surgery for bilateral complete cleft lip and palate?

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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
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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics
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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
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Dr. David Hopp
Surgery - Plastics
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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
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
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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
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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
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