Shriners Children’s offers specialized facial and dental imaging (X-rays) for children with craniofacial differences. The painless process helps surgeons and doctors understand each child’s unique facial anatomy to plan treatment.
Facial asymmetry is having traits that do not perfectly mirror one another on both sides of a face, which may be caused by a genetic cleft lip and palate condition. Shriners Children's offers correction for cleft lip and palate.
Podcast with Dr. Chad Purnell on Craniofacial Microsomia and his joint Shriners Children’s/Georgia Tech research grant.
Shriners Children’s teams of specialists treat the physical, social, emotional and developmental challenges of craniofacial conditions like cleft palate to help children live full, healthy lives.
Shriners Children’s offers an innovative approach for children who need surgery on their jaw, which involves repositioning the jaws to improve the child’s bite and appearance.
Dr. Lee Alkureishi discusses orthognathic jaw surgery and plastic surgery for birthmarks and scars to help children live full lives.
Virtual Surgical Planning
Shriners Children's craniofacial surgery team may use virtual surgical planning (VSP) before a child's surgery. VSP creates a model of the child's jaw, teeth or face, helping our team plan exact details for the surgery.
Patient Story https://www.shrinerschildrens.org/en/News-and-Media/Patient-Stories/2023/07/Zachary-Craniofacial-Care
Now 15, Zachary's craniofacial care began when he was an infant.
Shriners Children’s provides life changing specialty care for children with craniofacial conditions, developing a treatment plan that fits their specific needs.
Child life professionals at Shriners Children’s take pride in focusing on the "above and beyond" aspects of medical care for our patients. From procedure support to camps, they are ready to advocate for your family.